Tien-Chen Lee

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Master of Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael L. Talbert, PhD


This document details the design, development, and evaluation of a prototype course registration and reporting system for the students and faculty of the United States Air Force Institute of Technology. The web-based system provides HTML-based client interfaces and Active Server Page server processes for interaction with the relational databases used to manage course and personnel data. The system prototype was developed following the "Engineering Software Components for Web-Database Access" methodology of Dipiro. A survey of modern web-based database access techniques is first provided and Dipiro's methodology is reviewed as background. The remainder of the document details the application of the methodology as a decision aid for decomposing system requirements into a series of user interaction and data access functions. Then, again following the methodology, an analysis of extant web-database access techniques is performed in the search for the most appropriate one. Next, the developed prototype system's functions are described and depicted via screen capture images. Finally the results of prototype evaluation via user feedback surveys are provided along with recommendations for future system improvement. Ultimately, this work stands as a validating test case for the Dipiro's methodology.

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