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From: kaet Date: April 6th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think the technology comes into it much really. These venue ticketing type things are all about power politics and backhanders and dodgy practices and the like. It's a complete shark-pool.

I think I'd probably get around the transaciton problem by getting people to pre-register in a period of a month or so in advance with card details, etc. Then you can distribute count (1000s, say) to a number of distributed servers, which don't communicate except to get another count. The distributed servers just take the id and then collate it for charging, etc, at a later time. The credit transactions which eventually fail release "returns" to the servers. The ids are distbiuted reliably to a particular server, so ids are reliably removed when you get upto the limit. You could run lighttpd and a simple db-less backend.
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