Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ITA Group Project - Part V

If you couldn't read the previous posts of this series, first read them. Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.

Fortunately 12 Lab II had plug bases under the computers (In some other labs they were sealed I guess) and all of them were occupied. I shutdown a PC in the lab and plugged my laptop there. We had to hurry up because we were only given 5 minutes to get prepared. I asked Sasika to turn his laptop on and give me a copy of the home page he designed for the website. I hurried up to paste it in the project and integrated them. Then I gave an introduction to Mezaj and Sajee what we should do and did a quick demonstration.
(Mezaj and myself..... Planning something serious !!!)

(Dasun and Sajee..... Watching me working I guess :D)

Then we plugged the projector to my laptop and I started presenting our project. I demonstrated the user levels of the website and then showed how to register a new customer. The validation was also working perfectly. Then I showed how to login to the website. Also I showed how to recover the password using the security question and how to modify the account details without letting Ms. Isuri ask even a single question. I think she was extremely satisfied with the workability of our solution. 

Then Sasika described and showed how to make a reservation using the website and the functionality of the shopping cart feature. Then Mezaj showed how the data of the extra facilities of our apartment reservation system are generated and loaded into the grid view of the web page. He also described the functionality of the Contact Us page. Then Sajee expressed the difference between the dynamically generated pages and the statically designed pages using the About Us page.

Unfortunately the Searching function was not working correctly but other than that all the other features , functionality and the interfaces of the website were relatively at a higher level when compared to the work done by other groups.
(Sasika in a lab session of ITA. The Interface designer of the project)

After doing the presentation, we uploaded the source code to the course web. Then I went home and had a long sleep as I couldn't have for over four days.

P.S - The successful completion of the project and the presentation led me to get an 'A' for the ITA subject from the 2nd semester exam of the 1st year.  I further developed the website during the vacation and hosted it on a free server. You can visit it from http://teamss.somee.com. This is the end of this series of posts. Finally let me tell you one thing. Always try to be the guy who saves the day. Even when the other group members go down, you must be able to do the whole thing and save your GPA.

(Every single coding came from my head)

Extract the downloaded zip file. Then you'll get a folder and inside that there are two folders. One of them contains the MS SQL database and the log file. Read this post and paste the database and the log file where your other databases are stored in your PC and attach the database.
The other folder contains the web pages. Edit the web.config file by modifying the connection string.

my connection string : Data Source=YASIRU-PC;Initial Catalog=ssbooks;Integrated Security=True

Instead of 'YASIRU-PC', put your SQL server name there. Then build the project and run. You have to run the 'Default.aspx' page and unless it will redirect you to the error page since I have created and managed the sessions in the Default page.

-Tharindu Edirisinghe-
-SLIIT 10'-


ஆரபி said...

Great work tharindu...

rajev said...


i have read some of your posts. it's looks nice. & i admire ur GPA.
just for a curious, what is your ambition ? or what are you going to do after finishing SLIIT?
in case,if u want to be a serious developer do u have the confident apart from the gpa?


ps: plz add the archive labels as well.it's beeing hard to find out the latest post.

Tharindu Edirisinghe said...

@Ms. Abarna - Thanks a lot.

Tharindu Edirisinghe said...

@Rajev - Thanks for your Comment. I'll and the blog archive.
Getting a good GPA is tricky. The knowledge is not proportional GPA. There are so many students having less GPAs but still very talented. Of course confidence is what necessary. About the ambition..... I'll write about it later.... :D

Anonymous said...

wow nice blog

Anonymous said...

A great post.. Finally i've got some ideas.. As u mentioned u have started the project after the final exam.. but they are asking for progress report each week.. Therefore don't we need to complete our project in parallel to lectures and labs?

Btw keep posting...
Thanks for sharing.. :)

Tharindu Edirisinghe said...

If they ask so, you'll have to do it like that, but in our case due to some reasons the lecture schedules were changed. We only had one lab on ASP.NET before the final exam. So we were given time to finish the project after the exam. Before the exam we had to submit the project proposal and very few other documents only.

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