PLACEMENT STUDENT - HELP !
Firstly, its a brilliant website - probably the only thing helping on placement year of my Software Engineering degree. Good Work!
I need some help or suggestions to start with 'one' of my placement year project :(
I've been asked to develop a ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM for a school - so that staff can order supplies online after logging in which is forwarded to staff in IT department - who check their stocks or otherwise forward it to the Finance Officer with a new purchase order who then sends it back to IT department with either a yes or no.
They want this as a web based application running from the school server so that staff can use it on intranet from their web browser with some sort of status monitor - as in what stages it has reached (ordered, waiting confirmation from IT dept, waiting for yes from finance officer, ordered) so that staff can track it.
I've had a look at JSP based applications - as i did it as a part of my course in 2nd year. But they also want it to be easy to maintain i.e. one package file and no use of SQL! My IT manager's been asking me to have a look at XML based management but i cant get my head around it.
Any idea as to where i can start?
Thanks a TON in advance :D