As a software developer, I am always looking for opportunities to use my skills in new and interesting ways. Today, I decided to draw inspiration from my own experiences and write a piece of code that allows me to book an airline ticket for myself. I called this project 'Airline Miss': an on demand miss system using Java.
First, I wrote the code for the user-facing side of the application by creating an interface that allowed anyone (the user) to fill in the necessary details to book a ticket, such as flight date, airline, and the number of passengers. This interface would also display information such as the cost of the ticket, flight availability and any available discounts. Finally, I wrote the code necessary to run the calculation in the background, to work out the cost of the ticket, and to ensure that the flight is valid and available.
Next, I focused on the back-end of the process. I wrote the code to communicate with the airline's database and search for the correct flight. Once the data is retrieved, the application can make a few decisions, such as where to put the passenger in the plane and which payment method to use. The code is also responsible for checking whether the flight has the required seats, whether the bookings are valid, and returning tickets to the user upon purchase.
Once these steps were done, I did some testing of the application to make sure it worked as expected. I also paid attention to the user experience of the application, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and that the user could complete the purchase process without any difficulty.
Finally, I deployed the application to a staging server and started monitoring it closely to check for any mistakes or potential security issues. I also added analytics to the application to track the user's actions and to compare the user's journey with their purchase decisions.
My project "Airline Miss" was a great success and I learned a lot while doing it. Not only did I get to practice and sharpen my Java skills, but more importantly, I got to experience the satisfaction of bringing my idea to life.