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Hardware/ Software Requirements


The thirst for learning, upgrading technical skills and applying the concepts in real
life environment at a fast pace is what the industry demands from IT professionals
today. However busy work schedules, far-flung locations, and unavailability of
convenient time-slots pose as major barriers when it comes to applying the concepts
into realism. And hence the need to look out for alternative means of
implementation in the form of laddered approach.

The above truly pose as constraints especially for our students too! With their busy
schedules, it is indeed difficult for our students to keep up with the genuine and
constant need for integrated application which can be seen live especially so in the
field of IT education where technology can change on the spur of a moment. Well,
technology does come to our rescue at such times!!

Keeping the above in mind and in tune with our constant endeavour to use
Technology in our training model, we at Aptech have thought of revolutionizing the
way our students learn and implement the concepts using tools themselves by
providing a live and synchronous eProject learning environment!

So what is this eProject?

eProject is a step by step learning environment that closely simulates the classroom
and Lab based learning environment into actual implementation. It is a project
implementation at your fingertips!! An electronic, live juncture on the machine that
allows you to

o Practice step by step i.e. laddered approach.

o Build a larger more robust application.
o Usage of certain utilities in applications designed by user.
o Single program to unified code leading to a complete application.
o Learn implementation of concepts in a phased manner.
o Enhance skills and add value.
o Work on real life projects.
o Give a real life scenario and help to create applications more complicated and
o Mentoring through email support.

How do we start accessing the Sample eProject?

The students at the centre are expected to complete this eProject and send complete
documentation with source code within the time allotted to

Looking forward to a positive response from your end!!

Objectives of the project

The Objective of this program is to give a sample project to work on real life
projects. These applications help you build a larger more robust application.

The objective is not to teach you the software’s but to provide you with a real life
scenario and help you create basic applications using the tools.

You can revise the topics before you start with the project.

These programs should be done in the Lab sessions with assistance of the faculty if

It is very essential that a student has a clear understanding of the subject.

Kindly get back @ in case of any doubts regarding the

application or its objectives.
Problem Statement


Our client, Mr. Luther is the owner of a website “”. He is a mathematician

by profession. He is working in one of the famous institutions situated at a location
near by his residence. He generally uses this website for the purpose of displaying
his work, or he conducts some exercise, and as well some of the ad words he has
subscribed for. He also conducts various quiz related to mathematics for the sake of
entertainment to the users of the website. This quiz can be attempted by any of the
users who generally visit his website.

Recently he has visited a site, in which he came across a puzzle called “Cross
Words”. And he felt it interesting. And thought it would be better if this can be
implemented in his website. So he has approached us, so that we can help him by
developing a desktop application for conducting this puzzle, so that he can upload it
on his site, so that the users can play this puzzle.

Customer Requirement Specification

Our client, Mr. Luther wants the following actions to be implemented.

1. The application should be able to hold a list (at least 2 4X4 puzzles and 2 6X6
puzzles are to be developed with the questions and the answers)
2. You must develop two such tables, one with “4X4”, and the other with “6X6”.
(i.e., the table with 4 rows and 4 columns (or) 6 rows and 6 columns).
3. Each cell should only contain one character, i.e., the size of the cell of the
table should be in such a way that only one character is to be accepted. If the
user enters more than one character, then a dialog box is to be displayed
stating that only one character is to be entered.
4. The puzzles are to be stored with the unique id, so that the questions of that
puzzle will be stored with reference to that puzzle id.
5. The questions and the answers of the puzzles should be stored with reference
to the puzzle id.
6. The answers are to be stored with reference to both the question id and the
puzzle id.
7. As soon as a user starts playing the puzzle, the timer is to begun, and should
count the time period for which the user has played the puzzle. i.e., at the
end the user should be able to view the time taken by him/her for attempting
the puzzle.
8. The timer should stop counting the time, as soon as the user clicks on the
button “Quit”, or “Submit” button.
9. When a user clicks on the submit button, the application should ask for the
name of the player, and after the user enters the name, the dialog box is to
be displayed stating that he/she has played the puzzle for so and so time.
Like for example, if a user “a” has played the puzzle, and submitted or quit
the game, then the user is asked to enter his/her details through the dialog
box. And in the dialog box, the user has entered his/her name to be “a”, then
after entering the name and submitting it, as screen is to be displayed stating
that “a” has finished so and so puzzle with the puzzle id, for so and so time.
10. The application should be able to store the details of the highest scorer till
11. The admin, the owner of the site should be able to perform the following
• Generate the puzzles, based on the size of the table (4X4 or 6X6), by
assigning the questions as per the size of the table and the availability
of the cells.
• For generating the puzzles the admin should be able to store and
maintain the questions along with the answers and the size of the
• Assigning the character “*” to the cells, where the data is not required
to be entered.

12. The user should have the following functionality:
• They should be able to attempt the puzzle, by editing the cells that are
not filled with the character “*”
• The users other than the admin, should not be able to edit the cells of
the tables, that are filled with the character “*”
• The users should be only able to edit the cells that are not filled with
the character “*”
• After attempting the puzzle, the user should be able to submit the
• After the submission of the puzzle, the user should be able to view the
answers for that puzzle which is attempted.
Note: “Cross Words” is a puzzle in which there will be some text boxes aligned in
rows and columns. And this cross word will be accompanied with a list of the
questions, which will be accompanied with the number. This number indicates, that
the answer will be having these many number of alphabets or digits or characters.
And the answers for these questions are to be attempted either in the vertical format
or in the form of the horizontal. To distinguish whether to fill it in the vertical format
or in the horizontal format, the row are to be specified with alphabets “A” and
columns with “B” or you can specify the row as “R” and Column as “C” or you can
specify with roman numbers “I” for the rows and “II” for the columns. For example:
kindly go through the following cross word, which is having 4 rows and 4 columns. In
which two cells are filled with “*”. It implies that there is no value that is to be
entered into that cell.

The cell containing the text 1a implies that you need to answer for ‘1st’ point in point
– I (vertically), and the point ‘1’ in point – II (horizontally). For the questions asked
below, for the point “1” of point – “I”, the answer is TINT, and the answer for point
“1” of point – “II”, is Talk

Note: From the above point, it is clear that each cell can contain answer of only one
character in it.

The number indicated in the braces, at the end for each of the questions asked,
indicate the total number of characters that the answer will have. Like let’s say for
the puzzle point 2 of point – I, the answer is LAN, and the total number of character
that it has is “3”. And so the number “3” is indicated as “(3)”, at the end of the

1 2 3
* *

I – to be filled in rows (to be filled horizontally)

1. A shade of a colour, especially a pale or delicate variation. n. (4)
2. The abbreviation of Local Area Network (3)
3. The joint, that joins the thigh with the leg (4)

II – to be filled in columns (i.e., to be filled vertically)

1. to speak (4)
4. The number of planets in the universe (4)

The answer for the above puzzle is as follows:

N I N E For your reference, the answer for the above
T E puzzle is as follows.

I – to be filled in rows (to be filled horizontally)

2. LAN

II – to be filled in columns (i.e., to be filled vertically)

Standards plan:

1. Every code block must have comments.

2. The logic of the program needs to be explained. Proper documentation should
be maintained.
3. Complete Project Report along with synopsis, code and documentation should
be prepared.

Note: Don’t forget to take your data backup every day. This will save your project
work from the following:
a. Virus problem
b. System failure
c. File corrupt
Data Backup is an important event to be done on regular basis in a project

No project is complete without documentation. In fact, it is one of the most

important activities during the development of a project. The documentation of an
ideal project will be in the form of a project report comprising of the following

 Certificate of Completion.
 Table of Contents.
 Problem Definition.
 Customer Requirement Specification.
 Project Plan.
 E-R Diagrams.
 Algorithms.
 GUI Standards Document.
 Interface Design Document.
 Task Sheet.
 Project Review and Monitoring Report.
 Unit Testing Check List.
 Final Check List.

You need to submit the following Deliverables:

1. Hardbound Documentation of the project.

2. You need to follow all the following points as a part of your

eprojects execution process and will carry 10 marks in the final eproject

a) Send us 2 (two) eprojects status mail, each should be after 10 days

interval from your eprojects start date. Incase if your project is less than 30
days then also you need to send 2 (two) status mails (first status mail
between 7-10 days and second 3 days before the end date of project).

b) The status mail should consist of description with review document (what's
going on the project). Also you can send your doubts / clarification or any
additional inputs required to complete your eproject any time during the
project planning and execution.

c) At the time of project submission also send us the feedback along

with your documentation (soft and hard bound copy). The Feedback form is
attached with this mail.

Remember that the subject of your email should start either with the word STATUS:
or DOUBT: or PROJECT SUBMISSION: accordingly.

Note: Kindly go through the ReadMe.txt file, which is available in the project
specification Zip folder, which contains the information of the eproject Process,
Interaction and Submission of eprojects
Hardware/ Software Requirements


1. A minimum computer system that will help you access all the tools in the
courses is a Pentium 166 or better
2. 64 Megabytes of RAM or better
3. Windows 98 (or higher if possible)
4. Java Virtual Machine

Either or combination of the following Software’s are to be used:

 Notepad/HTML editor/Java editor

 Dream weaver/JavaScript
 j2sdk1.4.1_02 (or later) / .Net / J2EE
 JSP / Servlets /ASP
 EJB / Struts
 JDBC /
 SQL Server 2000 (or later) / Oracle 9i / MS Access
 JDBC Driver