The software is designed to provide a dynamically updateable online reservation system for small independently owned lodging properties. I chose to design this type of software after having worked in hotel and used a large corporate reservation system. The idea is that a small start-up business could get properties to join this system, titled Carolina Mountain Lodging. The software would provide an online reservation system for Web surfers and staff members taking reservations by phone. Both would be using the same interface and accessing the same data. The Main Application Database also stored information about the web interface that would be loaded dynamically based on user input.
My main objectives were to learn how to use and deploy the technologies associated with a Web Application server. Many of the different Application Servers use similar concepts and identical "middleware" technologies. Web Application technologies: