Chapter 6. Order Entry Abstract and Design

This is the first of the “real world implementation” examples that will comprise the remainder of the book. In this case, the client is looking to do a “proof of concept” project in order to evaluate the viability of Linux and MySQL. The client, Specialty Electrical Supply, Inc. (SESI), has chosen an application that needs to be done: entering orders phoned in by customers. They are interested in the low price point of the Linux operating system and would consider converting to an all-Linux shop if they could be reasonably certain they would not have to hire an expensive server administrator.

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