The purpose of this blog is to discuss the various aspects of designing a real world Internet based web application. This would not be a standard html web site but one that relies heavily on data being inputted, manipulated and displayed back to the consumer. I plan on starting by outlining the aspects of a large system design and what factors have influenced me in my designs. See my resume for a better understanding of my background. But to give you brief summary I have in excess of 35 years of experience in the computer industry that started just prior to the advent of the microprocessor. I have had a computer at my disposal from these early days when not to many people even know what a microprocessor was. I then went on to designing financial trading system and on to a few large data driven web environments. I welcome other points of view and if you wish to contribute to any blog post please do not hesitate to contact me.