Adapting My Weather Impacts Decision Aid (MyWIDA) to Additional Web Application Server Technologies

Report No. ARL-TN-0688
Authors: Jacob C Randall and Jeffrey O Johnson
Date/Pages: August 2015; 18 pages
Abstract: My Weather Impacts Decision Aid (MyWIDA) is a software system that evaluates environmental impacts on air and surface combat systems using weather forecasts. The program ingests forecast data and references combat system environmental thresholds to determine and display the relevant impacts. MyWIDA is currently deployed on Oracle's Glassfish application server and uses Hyper Structured Query Language (SQL) Database (HSQLDB) for its database. The program is being converted to allow it to also be deployed on RedHat's JBoss application server while using Oracle's database system. One of the drivers of this conversion is that it would allow MyWIDA to be seamlessly integrated into the weather component of the Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS–A), a multifaceted intelligence software suite that is a US Army program of record. All modules of MyWIDA were successfully deployed on the new application server, with modified build scripts and updated web.xml files implemented. Further, the database was created successfully in Oracle after extensive editing of the scripts used with HSQLDB. Finally, Oracle database was fully integrated into MyWIDA, enabling the program to run on any combination of application server (JBoss or Glassfish) and database (HSQLDB or Oracle).
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2015