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Bookings manager

Jacotheron
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For one of my clients I must make an internet bookings page. The script must view all bookings that is happening in the future and it must accept new bookings entries that may be added by the viewer if they are interested. How do I make a booking addable. The client too must receive a notification of the booking by email.

Does someone have any idea how I am supposed to do this?
Jan 15 '08 #1
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gits
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hi ...

do you think of a javascript that let you make/improve the ui for a booking system or do you speak about an entire system that stores the data in a database and all that related stuff? ... you cannot build a system like that only with clientside technologies (except you want to use a clientside 'datastore') so some serverside code would be involved. with html/css/javascript you could build the ui (userinterface) ... and start requests for storing and retrieving data from the server ... but you cannot build a booking-'system' with that clientside languages alone ...

kind regards
Jan 15 '08 #2

Jacotheron
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hi ...

do you think of a javascript that let you make/improve the ui for a booking system or do you speak about an entire system that stores the data in a database and all that related stuff? ... you cannot build a system like that only with clientside technologies (except you want to use a clientside 'datastore') so some serverside code would be involved. with html/css/javascript you could build the ui (userinterface) ... and start requests for storing and retrieving data from the server ... but you cannot build a booking-'system' with that clientside languages alone ...

kind regards
Well I havn't thought of a javascript yet, as I have no idea how I should even start. The reason why I want to use client side is the server I use have some restrictions. The option that the client would like have limits of no php, perl, c++ and asp. I have a restriction too that no server side code may be executed more than only a few seconds. With this restrictions I know that I may use clientside.

The booking is for a photographer. She wants people to know when she will be where and to book her if she is not busy at that date.

But thanx for the help so far.
Jan 16 '08 #3

gits
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in this case you would have to set up a kind of availability calendar serverside as the minimum ... when there should be any automatic response :) ... and everything could be handled through email ... but that is really ugly ... and i know :) some customers want ugly things and they simply have to get what they want :) ...

just kidding ... but in case there is no chance to convince them for a state of the art system ... and without a database and serverside code it is a simple 'static' webpage (even when it looks dynamic) that could be compared to the things that we had 10 years before ... then they have to get it that way ;) ... sad but true i think ...

kind regards
Jan 16 '08 #4

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I'm using a bookingsystem myself so my clients can see when I'm occupied or not on my website. And if I'm not occupied, they can book me on that date.

But this is all done in ASP and I can hardly imagine that this is possible without some form of database which is being accessed on a server.

I must admit that I'm not too sure, but I can't imagine that you can't find some free webspace where you can put asp-pages and a database. So maybe it's worth looking for that and I think that would make your work a lot easier.

Sincerely,

Cainnech
Jan 17 '08 #5

acoder
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The reason why I want to use client side is the server I use have some restrictions. The option that the client would like have limits of no php, perl, c++ and asp. I have a restriction too that no server side code may be executed more than only a few seconds. With this restrictions I know that I may use clientside.
Why no PHP, Perl or ASP? Any hosting would usually include at least one of these. Some may require you to pay more for a database. Is the restriction because of bandwidth?
Jan 17 '08 #6

Jacotheron
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Why no PHP, Perl or ASP? Any hosting would usually include at least one of these. Some may require you to pay more for a database. Is the restriction because of bandwidth?
The server I use (www.hetzner.co.za) have an option for these server side, but ten I have to pay 5 times more than on their Micro plan which is the cheapest so all the customers want to start at the Micro. I can't buy more webspace than they asked for without their consent and they have decided on the Micro.

I am going to ask them if they maybe can give the Micro serverside scripting even if it's little bit restricted.

Thanx for the help
Jan 17 '08 #7

acoder
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The server I use (www.hetzner.co.za) have an option for these server side, but ten I have to pay 5 times more than on their Micro plan which is the cheapest so all the customers want to start at the Micro. I can't buy more webspace than they asked for without their consent and they have decided on the Micro.

I am going to ask them if they maybe can give the Micro serverside scripting even if it's little bit restricted.
I guess the hosting is up to you and I'm not sure of the prices, but have you not looked at other options. For what you're trying to do, I think server-side programming is a must. JavaScript will only be useful for one person. If you want a booking manager, the data must be stored on the server. That way it is up-to-date and everyone sees the same thing. The only other option is to manually change the page whenever a booking is made, but that is cumbersome and inefficient. In any case, you can't send email with JavaScript and that is also one of your requirements.
Jan 18 '08 #8

Jacotheron
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I guess the hosting is up to you and I'm not sure of the prices, but have you not looked at other options. For what you're trying to do, I think server-side programming is a must. JavaScript will only be useful for one person. If you want a booking manager, the data must be stored on the server. That way it is up-to-date and everyone sees the same thing. The only other option is to manually change the page whenever a booking is made, but that is cumbersome and inefficient. In any case, you can't send email with JavaScript and that is also one of your requirements.
I'll find out about other servers, but the main reson why I am at Hetzner is:
Quality support when you need it, Very good privacy policy, the most secure accounts I have ever seen etc.

But the customer is always right so I need serverside code and therefor I need another server.

Thank you for the help.
Jan 18 '08 #9

acoder
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You're welcome. Good luck with the rest of your project.
Jan 18 '08 #10

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