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Modern Software Development (Part 2)

Modern Software Development (Part 2)

Continuing our inside-story on the tools and techniques we are using inside Terminal2…

Passport = LDAP

More than ever before, in today’s security-conscious environment we want to be very sure we know the identity of everybody that is getting on-board our aircraft. Passports (or other photo-ID for domestic flights) let the passenger prove their identity to the airport/airline staff that are controlling access to the aircraft; without the identity document you won’t be getting on-board even if you bought a ticket to travel. The passport is also providing the various immigration authorities with a trace of our having travelled to that particular country.

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Modern Software Development (Part 1)

Modern Software Development (Part 1)

This time we’re going to give you the inside-story on some of the tools and techniques we employ in order to do software development within Terminal2. As most of you reading this probably aren’t software engineers or system administrators, we’re going to try to compare some of the techno-babble to analogies from the world of aviation.

Engines = Server

Now we are aware that there are some aircraft that don’t have any engines, but they’re not exactly fast, can’t carry much in the way of passengers or cargo, and they’re somewhat at the mercy of the weather as to when and where they can fly. Similarly it is possible to write software without having your own server, but it sure does make things a lot easier and quicker!

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