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How to access the Frequent Flyer System

 
Henrique Ordine
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Hi all,

Could anyone tell me how we are supposed to access the Frequent Flyer System's data? Will the new FBN application have direct access to its DataBase or should it access the data via the CGI and pearl scripts somehow.
Also, if it's already a Web application, can't the Travel Agents be given access to the web and then use it with their browser? And can't the web users do the same?

Thanks in advance.
 
Theodore Casser
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I'd give a meaningful answer, but that would really be contrary to the purpose of the exam, which is to see what you come up with as a design exercise.

I think there's a significant difference, sometimes, between what we'd really do in the real world and what we'd do in a hypothetical exercise. The point of the project is to see that you can architect a solution to the way that Sun wants you creating solutions with their technologies, in a way that will incorporate a wide variety of Java options. That being said, there are a number of ways that I can think of (including the solution that I resorted to in my own taking of Part II) that would accomplish the goal.

I know that's not very helpful, but... still, I hope it helps spur you onto ideas of how to go about filling the requirements.
 
Francesco Marchioni
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Well a certain number of people in this forum answered that they used plain HttpConnection to build a screenscraper that connects to the FFS. This could be an easy approach valid both for the web client and the Desktop application.

By the way, I have a question: is it required that the communication with FFS be secured with HTTPS ? I'm afraid that if it's required plain HttpConnection won't work .....
 
Henrique Ordine
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Thanks Theodore, I think I'm gonna go with the accessing via CGI and Perl scripts option.

Thanks Francesco, and I don't think they mention anything about securing this communication.
 
jusheng jiang
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To Theodore:
How can the new FBN system dirtecly access the old FFS system that was developed using Perl/CGI?

I can't understand it
 
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