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Mission: Fully Functional Survey & Database
Senior Project & Due by May 10th

Msg#: 4124423 posted 3:51 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Let me begin by introducing myself, I'm Tyler & currently am in a scramble to code. By all means, I'm not an amateur, at least not in the complete sense of the word. I'm in a program my high schools offers called CaSE (Computer & Software Engineering), ran by a teacher who is exponentially above the average run of the mill instructor. The 3 of us in this class were given the objective of locating a sponsor, someone who required a database & would benefit from it through a none-for-profit means. I will recieve an endorsment from my school if I demonstrate the following:

The task at hand is to develop a survey that will be hosted on my highschools webpage & interweave a database to hold the results. "The project must have a database on the backend to be considered. Custom software packages will include at least install instructions, design notes, a concurrency from the programmers, a userís manual, and training for the recipient. This software MUST be bug free."

I lack the confidence to do this solely by myself so I've been browsing the forums here & I must admit, this is the best place I've found, anywhere. So I beg all you veterans that have helped numerous individuals, please help just once more :)

I'm quick to respond & please if anything I said was inadequate, go ahead & ask & i'll respond as quickly as possible



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Msg#: 4124423 posted 4:09 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] DaDemon!

If you have specific questions to ask (for example, a piece of code that's not quite working right), there are lots of people who can help you. But walking you through the entire project is a bit much to ask.

This software MUST be bug free.
And it needs to be completed yesterday, right? :)

Msg#: 4124423 posted 4:14 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Bahaha I know, I'm asking alot right?
Well how about we start by giving me a sort of outline on what should be finished first & then link this to that & so on. Just like a general idea so as to know what I need to focus on. I don't want to spread everything out and then culiminate at the end, I just want this to go as smooth as possible :)

Nope, I told my teacher it wasn't done. I have until tomorrow ;)


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Msg#: 4124423 posted 4:19 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, how about we start with YOU giving an outline of what YOU think YOUR project should contain? :)


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Msg#: 4124423 posted 5:44 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

This could be fun, unless,

I have until tomorrow ;)

It's due tomorrow. If so, you're hosed.

If not, fill in the blanks:

Due date.

Public controls: list what the person filling out the survey will see. Be as detailed as possible, is it anonymous, will they see branding for the sponsor (configurable by administrator,) the number and nature of the questions. Obviously each question will be stored in a database, are there other functions, such as emailing the participant iif they opted to neter an email address?

How do sponsors opt in, via request from the site or only added by administrators?

Administrative controls:
- Levels of access (Super admin, sponsor, and . . . ?)
- Sponsor data management by super admins, and to what extent? Search obviously, what data fields are required (company, name, email . . . ?)
- Nature and function of the controls, obviously create surveys, others?
- Nature of the controls over the questions, obvious (multiple choice/radio buttons with defaults, multiple response checkboxes, etc.)
- Controls over the look of the survey (templates, layouts, logos, etc.)
- Nature of the display of the results: spreadsheet/data, graphing, controls over selection and organization
- Supplemental controls: settings that affect overall survey function, email sponsors functions, help files and their addition/modification.

These are off the top of my head, a lot falls under "survey."

As a programmer I've learned (the hard way) not to re-invent the wheel, is it even remotely possible you can take one of the thousands of open source apps already out there and modify it to your needs?

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