For my project I need to scan barcodes and save them in a database.
I thought about doing this by running a Java app in the background that listens to the port used by the scanner and saves the output of the scanner to the database.
My resources are very limited and I would like to know if I need a special type of scanner for this task. This is the cheapest scanner I found in ebay. Is it valid for this task? Otherwise, what type of scanner should I look for?
Please guide me