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Thread: Can a database application be developed in 2 months?

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    Default Can a database application be developed in 2 months?

    Hi,

    I am an IT student and and as part of graduation I am required to do a project, my project is a SQL database and a Java UI application to manage it (of the scale to manage a supermarket, a bookstore.. etc), but due to the number of subjects I had and a due to a late start I roughly have only 2 months for it, so I am wondering can it be reasonably done in that time?

    I know the basics of Java and SQL with some experience but have never tried to develop a full application of realistic size.

    Any opinions appreciated.


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    Default Re: Can a database application be developed in 2 months?

    This is fully dependent upon your workload, fine-grained experience, project design, drive, sleep patterns, work/school/life balance, and a great many other things. I would definitely recommend consulting with a school adviser, counselor, teacher, or similar who is more familiar with both you (as a person and scholastically) and the project requirements. We can offer opinions yes or no, but I don't think there is much weight to those opinions given the number of variables involved

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    Default Re: Can a database application be developed in 2 months?

    Possible: yes.
    Pleasant: no.


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    Default Re: Can a database application be developed in 2 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    This is fully dependent upon your workload, fine-grained experience, project design, drive, sleep patterns, work/school/life balance, and a great many other things. I would definitely recommend consulting with a school adviser, counselor, teacher, or similar who is more familiar with both you (as a person and scholastically) and the project requirements. We can offer opinions yes or no, but I don't think there is much weight to those opinions given the number of variables involved
    Fair enough, Thanks for the answer. I can set most of these variables if it would help, I am driven to finish it ofcourse as my graduation hangs on it, and there is a minimum functionality requirement, basically the minimal things you would expect from a program like this: record all items in the store with info about them, preform sales, restock.. things like that.

    Ive decided to use Swing for GUI as its older and has more information for it online, is there any Swing tutorial you would recommend? Im hoping for something friendlier to a beginner than the Oracle tutorial that would get me started quicker.

    Also if it would not be too much to ask I am looking for a modelling tool that would help me decide what it would look like, so I can test layouts, buttons.. etc

    Thanks!

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    is there any Swing tutorial you would recommend? Im hoping for something friendlier to a beginner than the Oracle tutorial that would get me started quicker.
    The only one I can recommend is the Oracle tutorial. It has all the information, demonstrations, etc...one needs. May seem overwhelming at first, so I'd recommend going over everything at a high level, get a feel for all the different components, then drill down as needed.

    Also if it would not be too much to ask I am looking for a modelling tool that would help me decide what it would look like, so I can test layouts, buttons.. etc
    While I'm not a fan, several IDE's have the ability to drag/drop components into layouts in what is called a GUI builder. For instance, Netbeans has something like this. I don't use GUI builders or Netbeans so can't advice further - again, I'm not a fan of GUI builders for a wide range of reasons.

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