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Database Design

 
Anonymous
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Hi All,
I am through with the data conversion utility and working on database design for FBN. The way I look at it, database provided as a part of assignment instructions seems to be incomplete. It appears that data is given for a particular period (e.g available seats, etc.). Also a real company would want to store information about the passengers, etc. Are we expected to work strictly on what is given as a part of requirements or does SUN expects us to use our intelligence to produce a working software?
Thanks in advance !!
Regds,
Milind
 
Vladan Radovanovic
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Hi, I think to produce working software of this kind, You would need much more time. I think it is a lot to expect from one person and there are a number of things to be added and so on... My guess is that You have to satisfy their basic requirements and it is up to You how many additional things You want to add.
Vladan
 
Ben Nichols
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My guess is that it is our job to follow the strict requirements, and that development above and beyond that only has the capacity to reduce our score. At least, I have had a number of CS programming courses where that was the case. It was due to the fact that the developer's largest task is to follow directions exactly, because developers typically develop only a piece of a fully functioning app, and they are typically coding on someone else's clock. If you add unrequested functionality, and someone else is developing that piece, or they haven't budgeted for that portion of the software yet, you are wasting someone elses money and your own time. I especially believe this because Sun has an additional certification for program Architects.
 
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