databook

Discontinued in 2008

CU DataBook provided Cornell University Police with an up-to-date and user friendly web application to identify registered students, campus addresses, and age. The product was used successfully for two years and retired in May 2008 after the implementation of PeopleSoft.

at a glance

  • developed using an early version of php-java-bridge which proved unstable
  • after difficulties with php-java-bridge, adapted an existing Cornell custom mainframe java interface “CUSSP” to develop a much more stable java command line XML interface
  • highest usage occurred in the overnight hours resulting in modification of standard maintenance windows
  • IP restricted access
  • replaced an immediately out of date several thousand page print report produced for police dispatch

skills & expertise

API development, Java, PHP