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Academic Transcript Generation

Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:11 PM

Hello guys my name is Michael and I'm new here,I need help writing a program that can automatically generate students academic transcript for postgraduate students. I would really appreciate the help here, I'm not a computer science student though. I was asked to use any programming language and I will provide the information needed if I can get anyone who can help. Thanks.
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Re: Academic Transcript Generation

Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

What have you tried, thought about, or considered?
What is your intended platform?
What is your intended user?
Where is the data coming from?
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Re: Academic Transcript Generation

Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:42 PM

Well, the project is a group kinda thing so everyone has to bring something the table but its only to awards marks really not that the code itself is the most important thing but we're on a tight schedule, we were actually thinking of using php or even c# but I'm not really familiar with them. As concerning the data, I'm using the postgraduate program in my school as the case study, I got access to one of their transcripts to see what its like so I have all the data I need .

Well, the project is a group kinda thing so everyone has to bring something the table but its only to awards marks really not that the code itself is the most important thing but we're on a tight schedule, we were actually thinking of using php or even c# but I'm not really familiar with them. As concerning the data, I'm using the postgraduate program in my school as the case study, I got access to one of their transcripts to see what its like so I have all the data i need but like I said I'm not really a computer science student.
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Re: Academic Transcript Generation

Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

Okay.. so this is homework/group-project? Gotcha.

Start with basic software design information.

Platform.. is this a desktop app (Windows, IOs, Linux?)? Web? Mobile?
Who is going to use this?
Is there a security need?
Is it going to be used 'live' for ever?
Is this just printing out dummy data, or is this printing out real data?
If the latter then where is that information stored?
Will it require user input?
Does this need to just show the information or actually connect with a printer?
How does 'grade tracking' factor in with 'transcript'?
.. etc
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Re: Academic Transcript Generation

Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

And there are also a ton of little nitpicky details like:
If the school changes names or logos, will the letter head of the transcript use the latest name and logo? Even if the student graduated before the change in name or logo?

How will you deal with a flood of transcript requests? Will you have DDOS detection and a strategy for dealing with it?
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