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Any idea/hint/guideline for a project

Azam Bukhari
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 58
Okay folks,
I am planning to switch to Java, after almost 2 years of database programming in VB 6.0;
the thing i want to take help from u ppl. is that in my coming semesters of my Masters program, i have to develop a project using any platform, any language, any thing, its all dependin on me!!
I am interested to develop & design out something in JAVA, please sort out some ideas that what kinna project should i develop, so that I can wash out the label of database programmer from myself & try my wits in other fields..
I hope i had made my self thru.
Regards.
Azam


Don't wanna invent the wheel again!!
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
Hi Azam,
Well, one possibility would be a distributed client/server app using RMI. If you want to get a good feel for that, check out the Developer Certification Forum.
Michael Morris


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
Chris Shepherd
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Joined: Jun 27, 2000
Posts: 286
You have NO guidelines for your project? That seems awefully wide open.
I think you should build a cooking recipe database that lives on a remote server that clients can connect to with RMI to add new recipes or scan through the stored ones based on the type of recipe they are looking for. Do it all in java with the server on a linux platform and installable clients distributable on a CD(including java runtime) for linux,windoze,and mac.
Yeah, it may be almost totally useless since you can pick up a cookbook for the same effect, but think of the broad learning experience you would get from all this. You will learn basic java, java RMI, Java gui stuff, java database interface, !LINUX!, and a little bit of mac for the installation.
Besides, I have heard of worse/less usefull masters projects...
Hey, send me a CD when you get finished.
 
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