Virtual Publishing Architecture
is a project currently under development for Dytech Solutions, a software
company based in Hobart, Tasmania, who specialise in the development of
The project involves the creation of an online e-site suitable for a publishing house. This system shall be built using advanced technology and techniques, resulting in a 3-tiered structure;
- a presentation layer (a set of web pages)
- a business object layer (compiled objects)
- a database layer
The resulting e-site shall be able to store written articles which are for sale, after an author has uploaded them into the system via a custom desktop application. The publishing house shall manage this e-site, making selected articles available for sale, and removing those which are not suitable to be sold.
On each transaction that is made, both the author and the publishing house shall make money. Articles that have been paid for by customers shall be added to the virtual library of that customer, facilitating downloads of the same purchased article whenever necessary.
Administrators of the e-site shall be able to monitor what is stored in the database, with the option to delete a specific article, or to run reports on either a single article, or an aggregate report on the entire library stored in the database.