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HELP: Remote Client Part

 
Ashwin
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Hi,
I am developing the assignment for the Developer Assignment(Fly By Night Services). In the description of the assignment, it is stated that :-
"The Remote Client class has to implement all the public methods of the suncertify.db.Data class".
The Data class has public methods for locking and unlocking the
records.
1) Does this mean that the client will have to remotely lock the record when a updation has to be made? This indeed is possible
but, wouldn't it be a better idea to do the locking at the server end so that there are less network calls and also the locking mechanism can be maintained efficiently.
I am stuck at this point and would appreciate any comments from
members who are currently developing the assignment.
Thanks
Ashwin
 
Ben Nichols
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Think of the assignment as an excercise in following directions vs. good program design. (Developer vs. Architect)
They purposefully did that to antagonize you.
But there is also a hint in the directions...
"lock, read, modify, write, unlock...."
The network client must implement all of the public functions of the data class.
But the GUI client has a separate set of requirements that do not include add, close, find, and so on.

Ben
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