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Oracle Java, Linux, Open Source Case Study

The Penthouse Club Perth is a Perth Based nightclub awarded as “International Gentlemen’s Club of The Year 2015″ at the ED Awards in The USA.

Sotware Development Process

The custom software system was developed using Agile software development principles where both Penthouse Club Perth Staff members and Anahata’s engineers collaborated via screen mockups, wireframes, shared documents, on site meetings and video conferences. The system allows Penthouse Club Perth staff to create bookings on tablet devices, report on desktop PCs and display main stage and private session dashboards on large TV screens.


The system has currently the following functionality:

  • Main Stage rostering.
  • Private Session rostering.
  • Booking management.
  • Tipping dollar management.
  • Performer disbursements with printed receipts.
  • Reconciliation.
  • Reporting.
  • Product management.
  • Staff Management.
  • Template Management.
  • User Management.


The business system is composed of the following components:

  • A JavaFX 8 based desktop interface for staff members deployed via Java Web Start
  • A Business Layer running on GlassFish v4.1.1, the Java enterprise Edition Application Server Reference Implementation.
  • An SQL compliant database.

The client application is a desktop application compatible with Linux, Mac OS and Windows. With the aid of Java Web Start, application updates are automatically deployed to staff PCs. If the users are logged in at the time of an update, they will be prompted to update, otherwise the application will update automatically on startup.


The server component is hosted on Penthouse Club Perth infrastructure.


The system is built on cross platform technology and open industry standards such as Java, Java EE and JavaFX allowing both client and server components of the application to run on Linux, Windows and Mac Os.


The system runs on free and open source editions of:

  • Oracle Java 8
  • Community Enterprise Linux (Cent OS)
  • Oracle GlassFish (Java EE 7 Application Server)
  • Oracle MySQL Community Edition
  • LibreOffice 5
  • A number of Anahata and 3rd party Open Source Java Libraries licensed under well known open source licenses such as the Apache Software License.

Commerical dependencies:

  • Docmosis. A java document generation library based on LibreOffice. The templates for Reports, Certificates or any other documents or emails generated by the system can be edited by Choice staff members using LibreOffice. While Docmosis is a commercial library, Choice can take advantage of Anahata’s lifetime Docmosis ISV license (valued at $4,900 AUD) and use 2 redundant instances of Docmosis at any point in time at no additional cost.