03-05-2002, 10:06 AM
I have been working with VB for the last 2 yrs. I've been developing software like Inventory management ,Library management etc , sort of normal Database programs. Frankly i'm kinda bored of these types of software (and moreover they dont have a strong affect in one's resume...if u know what i mean). Can any anyone give me any ideas of some different applications /software that i can develop which will improve my command over VB and might look good on my resume. Any websites addresses which might info on this will also be very helpful
03-05-2002, 10:16 AM
Database apps don't have a strong affect on your resume? Considering probably 90% (or better) of the Visual Basic jobs out there are database programming jobs... maybe I misunderstood....
03-05-2002, 10:21 AM
No, I didnt mean database apps. Only the type i was doing (Inventory,Library management etc). These seem to be very common and any half decent VB developer can develop them. I was looking for something new . Something very challenging .
03-05-2002, 10:25 AM
Nothing is more challenging than a large-scale, n-tier, well done
database app! Very few programmers can do that well.
03-05-2002, 10:41 AM
If you want something different, I'd suggest learning DirectX. But I must say, chances are that a well done db app will look way better on a resume than a DX game. But hey, you asked for a challenge!
03-05-2002, 11:15 AM
if you are talking about app then i will suggest you learn rational rose, this software generates all ur codes in many diff languages vb inlcuded and also the OOP languages.....if u know how to use it then it will make a great impact on ur resume
the software is really expensive for an individual, my college bought it so i got a chance to get familiar with it...but i think u got to know UML to use it coz u have to design ur codes using use case and functionality diagrams
03-05-2002, 05:58 PM
As I remember it, all those years ago (3 :)), rational rose produces flow diagrams and some very high level pseudo code. I wouldn't say that it would generate your code for you. Its a design tool, not an implementation one.
03-06-2002, 03:57 AM
yeah my mistake, what i intended to say is that it actually creates a body for your code, u have to dress it yourself :p
03-06-2002, 07:09 AM
If this 'rational rose' could write your code for you in many different languages, I think that everybody would be using her, dont you?
03-06-2002, 07:11 AM
hey pal if an individual can afford it everyone will be using it, the main problem is the price, **** expensive :-\
03-06-2002, 07:43 AM
uhmm... "pal"... I daresay I can afford it, or my company can, at least. We have no plans to buy it. And the man asked about potential projects, not about what design tools he should buy.
03-06-2002, 11:28 AM
To be honest, I always found that for small to medium sized projects, design tools were more hassle than they are worth. You spend a horrendous amount of time designing your program and then another horrendous amount of time trying to integrate the idiosyncrasies of the implemenation language into the design.
This sort of work method is good (in fact necessary) for large to very large mulitple programmer projects in order to maintain direction and conceptual integrity. However, for smaller programs/teams its just too much like hard work for nothing.