Done?

May 30, 2009

Internship is finally over, but that doesn’t mean that we will be putting everything aside. We’ll still come by the office every now and then.

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The End is Near

May 23, 2009

My study on SBS 2008 is going quite smoothly. I’m done with the configuration of the second server, fax settings, backup, and POP3 connector. I’m targeting to work on migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 next.

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Configuration 101

May 21, 2009

This week, I’ve been pretty busy configuring SBS 2008. As for the compatibility problem I had last week, my computer is actually 64-bit. Virtual PC, however, does not support 64-bit applications. Also, SBS 2008 needs 4GB of RAM at the minimum, which is also equal to the total RAM available on the host machine. Thus, it’s really impossible to run it on my virtual pc, and Sir Myki just decided to allow me to do dual-booting as a workaround.

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Bit of a Blur

May 16, 2009

This wednesday brought out a lot of surprises for Sherry and I. It started with a meeting with Sir Myki, where he told us that from then on, only trivial tasks, limited to testing and quality assurance, would be assigned to us for the DMS Project. He wants us to focus more on the career paths he designed for us. For the next two weeks, he wants us to somewhat master and know the tricks of the trade of SBS 2008 for me and CRM for Sherry. He also wants us to check the company profile and look for ways it can be improved by maximizing the capabilities of the technologies assigned to us.

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Gotta Make It Work

May 12, 2009

The first two days of sprint week 2 were dedicated to researches on making things work. We were asked to research on the best ways that the help, print, and export functionalities of the DMS project could be implemented.

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Glitchy

May 9, 2009

After confirming the correspondence of the Excel columns to the columns of the database tables, I started the code that generates the SQL statements. Everything went smoothly at the start,but the presence of foreign keys stalled me a bit. I realized that the order by which the group of statements (each table is a group) were generated had to be determined first, such that those without foreign keys come at the start. That way, I was sure that only existing foreign keys were referenced.

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Do the Hustle

May 6, 2009

Our sprints are on a day-to-day basis, but the list of activities are given at the start of the week. For our first sprint week, we’re assigned to work on the following: study the framework, create a trac, report on the status of each functionality for a particular module of the DMS, and populate the database with real data.

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Scrummage

May 4, 2009

I have often mentioned the Dealer Management System Project before. Pardon me for failing to discuss, until now, what it is all about.

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Test matrices have been our sole concern with regards to the Dealer Management System Project. Starting next week, it seems that we will no longer be just testers. Ma’am Chris will discuss with us on Monday the software development methodology that we will be using for the said project. I think that for AppSource’s other project, a management system for the Bert Lozada Swim School (BLSS), she decided to implement one which is based on the SCRUM agile method. In a nutshell, it involves an implementation of roles for each project member and a strict scheduling of the tasks while encouraging development iterations, collaboration and teamwork.
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Déjà vu?

April 29, 2009

For the first few days this week, Sherry and I still worked on the test matrices for the Dealer Management System Project. In contrast to the screenshots that we used last week, we already handled the actual interfaces to check for bugs and possible enhancements. To further check and verify the commands done when certain actions are executed, we used the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 IDE to see the source code and the database tables. Similar to Eclipse, a Database Management System (DBMS) can be incorporated into Visual Studio, allowing easier access and shift between source code and database tables. Being a Microsoft partner, AppSource uses Microsoft SQL Server as its DBMS.

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