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Tying it all into the prototype web site

The final user interface for the project will be an Android (and maybe an iOS) device. However, as I am still studying the Mobile course, I am not in a position to declare formally that this will be so. If … Continue reading

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Software flow – Menu

I have talked about the functions, the hardware, the logical structure, the data flow and so on but all of this has been at the technical end of things. Now, I would like to try to give a feel for … Continue reading

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So, what does all of this do?

All the technical stuff is all very well but what does it actually do? Data There is a certain amount of data that has to be included in the package. Before the Decision Engine (DE) can do its work, the … Continue reading

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Introduction

My TM470 Blog The Computing and IT Project Freight Car Routing forModel Railroads     This blog is a blow by blow account of my journey through the project. As WordPress puts the blog back to front – the latest … Continue reading

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Data Flow

I am now at the point where I have data flowing through the system from front to back and front again. At this point it is only display data, which is OK because some items can only be displayed. They are … Continue reading

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Let us have a look at the database

What is a NoSQL database? Quite simply, it is a database that isn’t SQL. SQL is a relational database made up of tables that contain rows of individual data items. Each row is split into columns. To take our User … Continue reading

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Technical background

The system will be a classic tablet to back-end server configuration with, when/if implemented implemented, separate servers for each part of the system. It will be designed this way so that it could, if required, be implemented on a cloud … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what is required to get the system running

First off, we can define the overall system.  This is easiest done in a picture. So there are five elements to the system: A tablet user app. A Web Server that interacts with the tablet receiving requests and forming data responses A … Continue reading

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A little bit of history

This all started back last year when I signed up for this course and then everything was thrown into confusion in February when they (the famous “they”) told me that I was deferred until next year as they (them again) … Continue reading

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In the beginning

There was an attempt to keep track of my efforts in TM470 – TheComputing and IT project – using Toggl to follow the time used and Evernote to keep all of the project activities, etc. However, I found that I … Continue reading

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