This was a first semester introduction to the process of building a project. It also provided valuable experience in working as a team.A one page specification was provided and the main functions of the application were determined as follows:
Tool Time uses an Access database to store the data. A front end, created with Visual Basic.NET provide the user interface. All business processes are done in the business tier of Tool Time.
Simon Jones, team leader
Glenn Eaton, administration
Adam Esposto, testing
Shawn Reece, testing
David Xalfa, standards
Cassie Martin, standards
The opening screen greets the user. The switch panel allows quick access to the most commonly used functions, they are creating hires and adding customers to the system.
A menu tree at the top provides easy access to manipulate all of the applications objects, they are tools, customers and hires.
Tools are added to the hire using this form.
This form is used to find customers. It can be called from the find tools form above to add a customer to the hire
As customer details change this form is used to keep the database up to date.
This contains the instructions for use. It includes screen shots and step by step instructions on how to tasks within the system. It is aimed at the typical user.
Accessed from the application the Online Help System provides the same help as the User Manual but in a format more suited to reading from the screen.
Being of interest to programmers and support staff, this document provides technical information to support maintenance and further enhancements for the application.
The project was presented to our peers. Each team member contributed to their own slides which were then assembled into one show.