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thick client vs thin client

 
Andrew John
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Hi,

I have a problem with a question in the SCEA 5 Whizlabs product.

Basically, the scenario given is a web app developed using PERL & CGI scripts on one server, with a Sybase DB on a second server. The question is what are the most notable weaknesses of this architecture. The options given are:

A. Fat Clients
B. Thin Clients
C. Scalability
D. Potential network bottlenecks
E. Performance

I would go for C, D and E.

The answer given is B,C and D.

Part of the rationale they give for in their explanation is that 'Performance is not the best answer here'.

I am surprised that they could use this to justify going for B over E. They give no real reason for preferring B.

Do you agree with their answer?
 
Hong Anderson
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I don't understand why Thin Clients is a weakness?
 
Andrew John
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Neither do I, but that's the answer they're giving.

Maybe it's just a dodgy question. Mostly the Whizlabs questions seem good, but there are a couple I'm not sure about.
 
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