Got the nose back to the grindstone of school again and damn… I forgot just how much reading a 400 level course requires, especially in information systems, and I’m taking three of them and a 300 level econ course. It looks like the only fun I’ll be having this semester is in Sociology 101.
The doozy of a class is going to be the Projects in Information Systems class, where we have to develop an entire information systems project in 16 weeks meeting twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes each time. The bad thing about this is that we have an individual intro assignment. Create a website login page with a database backend containing pre-established usernames and passwords that tells you if you entered a valid login and password.
Now theoretically this should be easy. Just build the front end as an applet in Visual Studios, build the SQL database on the school’s Oracle server and connect them… The problem is that I’ve never connected something like that. In fact, my programming skills are atrocious. Looks like I’ll be doing this tutorial style. The interesting thing is going to be making the ER diagram and the UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagram of the process considering the school’s free Rational Rose software won’t work on my computer.
Oh the joys of being an undergrad.