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Hello All:
Just 2 days back I downloaded the assignment and wondering about
initial step in the coding. Since I got binary db file I think I
don't need to write DCT.
I really appreciate your suggestions.
Thanks
 
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Hi ,
I too downloaded my assignment last week and i started with
understanding the Data,DataInfo,FieldInfo class.(since i got binary file i have no idea what this binary file contains). Now i understand the file format and i started thinking about GUI.
please give your suggestions.
 
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Hi all, What's the stpewise procedure..Can any one please suggest. Whether it's better to work on GUI first and then coding the Database and networking part? Or other way? I've downloaded and read the specifications. How to proceed now..?
Thank you,
Neelima.
 
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Since there's two components. network mode and local mode. Make the GUI and the db client. This will allow you to test the GUI and have a functioning prototype and validate your basic design. Then add the network components.
Sam
 
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The first step I considered and implemented is to compile what has been given and run the most simple test against the binary DB file. As a file is already in binary format, I think we just might let it be. But the small test will at least let me see what's inside this file. I also started to put a prototype for GUI as right now it is mostly following Sun's look and feel design guidelines.
I wonder how many people choose RMI over serialization/sockets?
 
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Originally posted by alex zhanov:
I wonder how many people choose RMI over serialization/sockets?


A lot ! Some people argued that sockets are better solution however RMI approach is so much easier and has number of advantages ( these things You can argue back and forth) and I would suggest You and anyone to go with it. Initially I thought of doing it with sockets because at the time I didn't know how RMI works, however if You take little bit of time to learn RMI, You will understand it's benefits and that it is the way to go.
Vladan
 
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As for the db.db file just open it with Wordpad or notePad this will allow you to view the contents of the file. I just downloaded my assignment and That is what I did to get an idea of what I am dealing with..

Hope this helps Ray..,.
 
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