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design question

I want some help as to how to proceed with design questions.... like
design an airline system.

Can anyone give some advice or some online links?


Rainmaker Send private email
Sunday, December 04, 2005
First tip -- tighten the scope.

Ask questions.

"design an airline system means *nothing*, and everything at the same time".

Will it schedule flights? What are the parameters: minimize fees, fuel cost, maximize tickets sold etc.

Will it handle ticketing/reservations?

Will it handle logistics of stocking the plane -- food, peanuts, drinks, etc.

Will it schedule/track maintenance & repairs?

Will it do the payroll for the employees?

Will it have to interface with other "airline systems"?

The first place to start is ask a whole bunch of questions, and define the scope of the application. Once you know the scope, then you can actually start the "design".
Sunday, December 04, 2005
doesn't seem to be a good idea to try to design an airline system if you don't any any prior or at least related experience.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Just build reservations, ticketing, passenger, and fleet routing "components" and you're done.  Be sure you're service oriented and use XML.  Should be a pretty easy...
Sunday, December 04, 2005
1. Think of a small piece of functionality that would be part of an airline system and could be coded in a day.

2. Write a test for it.

3. Write the code to pass the test.

4. Goto 1.
Monday, December 05, 2005
What wtf? said plus ...

Be sure to ask the customer what language they want it developed in.

Also ask them whether they want Linux, Unix, or Windows as the server platform.

Try and talk them into using Firefox - it's more popular.
Karl Perry Send private email
Monday, December 05, 2005
Here's a start:

Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought
Hay, David C.

The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 1: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises

The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries

Java Modeling in Color with UML
Peter Coad, Eric Lefebvre, and Jeff De Luca.
Rich Fuchs
Monday, December 05, 2005
hope this helps!
Monday, December 05, 2005
And don't forget to use EJBs. Lots and lots of EJBs...
Wednesday, December 07, 2005

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