Implementing a UUID primary key in a distributed email client application

Hunt, Tim D. (2010) Implementing a UUID primary key in a distributed email client application. In: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Education and Research in New Zealand (CITRENZ): Incorporating the 23rd Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ), Hamilton, New Zealand, pp. 71-78.

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This paper describes the incorporation of Universal Unique Identifiers (UUIDs) into the database design for a children’s email application. Implementation of the new design is described including the mechanism for sharing data between installations using an IMAP based email server. Testing of the software has demonstrated that the design results in a functional distributed application although there remains scope for improving the synchronization algorithm. The Mifrenz application is available from for download.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 6-9 July, 2010, in Dunedin, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Mifrenz, Email, Children, UUID, Database, Design, Primary Key, Synchronization.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:768
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 21:07
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