Chapter 9. Auction System Design

Before getting into how the whole system will look, I need to go over some practical constraints that I have imposed on the example. This book has a number of hidden constraints created by the target audience. For example, the majority of people reading this book develop software for the Windows platform. As a result, any Linux example must use tools available on Windows. One of the strengths of using any open-source code is that you can almost always find a Windows version of the same product.

I designed this case study as a proof of concept for an auction system. Finished products contain a lot of design points that have nothing to do with SOAP. When discussing what I did, I would have to go into discussions about ...

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