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This casestudy takes a detailed look at the implementation and architecture behind the Brasilian National Healthcare System, a 2M line of code, truly mission critical Java application. Lessons learned, best practices, and details down to the interaction diagram are covered.

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  • The Architecture of the Brazilian Health by Fabiane Bizinella Nardon

    by Stephan Janssen /

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    Hi,

    You can also view the JavaPolis talk by Fabiane Bizinella Nardon at the JavaPolis website (login required) @ www.javapolis.com/confluence/display/JP05/The Architecture of the Brazilian Health

  • Case Studies

    by Geoffrey Wiseman /

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    I almost never get to see case studies with this kind of technical depth. There are areas I'd like to see expanded upon: (challenges; successes; rationale)

    In general, I'm just pleased to see this kind of information. I'd be interested in seeing a few more of these.

  • Excellent

    by John Davies /

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    Very good case study, nice depth. I heard from a good source that they used Jini on this project too does anyone know anything about this?

    -John-

  • Re: Case Studies

    by Floyd Marinescu /

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    In general, I'm just pleased to see this kind of information. I'd be interested in seeing a few more of these.


    We love this kind of content too, which is why we want to do as many of these as we can. If you are working on a project and your manager might be willing to publish some of it's interesting solutions, please contact us and I'll personally work with you to make it happen.

  • Good to see that they used Drools (JBoss Rules)

    by paul browne /

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    Good to see they used JBoss Rules Engine (Drools)

    (more on Pauls Blog)

  • Check your geography,,,,

    by Dennis MacNeil /

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    Floyd,

    The article was interesting, but I found the graphic to be a bit odd. The stethscope is superimposed over the province of Nova Scotia, Canada getting a pulse from the town of Truro. I'm surprised that the Brazilians aren't protesting.

  • Re: Check your geography,,,,

    by Floyd Marinescu /

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    The article was interesting, but I found the graphic to be a bit odd. The stethscope is superimposed over the province of Nova Scotia, Canada getting a pulse from the town of Truro. I'm surprised that the Brazilians aren't protesting.


    Hmm, well it was a weird shape but are you sure it was a Canadian province? :) Just to be on the safe side, I changed the logo to something more neutral, thanks for pointing that out. :) Brasilians have been upset at Canadians ever since we said they have Mad Cow disease so I wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers. ;)

  • packaged application suppliers

    by Charles Humble /

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    This is a very good article. In terms of getting more of these have you considered talking to some of the packaged application suppliers that build enterprise applications using Java/.NET or Ruby? For instance
    Mercury (TestDirector is J2EE based - www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center/test...)
    Retial-J (www.retail-j.com/)
    Metapack ((www.metapack.com/home/)
    Reflexis (www.reflexisinc.com/REFLEXIS/)

  • Some Java conditions can be in the code itself...

    by sudha subramanian /

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    From a purely object prespective, where every object is responsible for its well being some conditions like these

    "<java:condition>clinic.getCode() != null</java:condition>"

    should be a part of the object itself.

    IMO, we need to differentiate between logic and rules ( as in contraints ). Otherwise, we would end up having the entire code writen in XML instead of the chosen language.

  • Project Information

    by Andrew Levine /

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    Does anyone know of more sources regarding the Brazilian Health Care System from a project management standpoint? I'm interested in learning about the team, schedule, and costs.

    Thanks,

    Andrew Levine

  • About system performance

    by zhang wei /

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    Does anyone know of some information regarding the running performance of this HealthCare system? Such as max concurrent user amount , response time, performance bottleneck, etc...
    Thanks,

    Mingo Zhang From PRC

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