Web alerts

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Abstract

Web Alerts is a windows application that communicates with the web services hosted by particular area like e-learning, stock, weather forecast etc. When you minimize, this tool disappears from the screen and you can see a Small icon in the system tray which can be used to re activate the tool. Even when the tool is hidden, it works silently in the background. At some regular intervals of time, it communicates with web services to find if there is any new alert created. If it finds a new alert, the tool downloads the alerts and pops up a message displaying the alert. This message will include a short description and a URL to click. By clicking the URL, you can directly reach the web page represented by the alert. For example, when a new article is submitted in or when an answer is posted for your question, your Web Alerts tools will immediately popup alerting you to visit the page. For an applications like e-learning, marketing and Query processing even a web application can be developed for entry and editing and that can be tracked by windows, mobile and other application users thru web services. Every bank today sends alerts to their users when an amount is credited, withdrawn or a cheque is presented. Similarly the alerts are generated for our application. Take an important area and design the application. Extend the application to register for alerts based on user choice. It is one of the hot requirements for every application today. This is one of the modern requirements for every desktop application today.

The entire project has been developed keeping in view of the distributed client server computing technology, in mind. The specification has been normalized up to 3NF to eliminate all the anomalies that may arise due to the database transaction that are executed by the general users and the organizational administration. The user interfaces are browser specific to give distributed accessibility for the overall system. The internal database has been selected as MS-SQL server 2000.The basic constructs of table spaces, clusters and indexes have been exploited to provide higher consistency and reliability for the data storage. The MS-SQL server 200 was a choice as it provides the constructs of high-level reliability and security. The total front end was dominated using the ASP.Net technologies. At all proper levels high care was taken to check that the system manages the data consistency with proper business rules or validations. The database connectivity was planned using the latest “SQL Connection” technology provided by Microsoft Corporation. The authentication and authorization was crosschecked at all the relevant stages. The user level accessibility has been restricted into two zones namely. 

PURPOSE OF THE SYSTEM

Web Alerts is a web application as well as window application that communicates with the web services hosted by particular area like e-learning, stock, weather forecast etc. When you minimize, this tool disappears from the screen and you can see a Small icon in the system tray, which can be used to re activate the tool. Even when the tool is hidden, it works silently in the background. At some regular intervals of time, it communicates with web services to find if there is any new alert created. If it finds a new alert, the tool downloads the alerts and pops up a message displaying the alert. This message will include a short description and a URL to click. By clicking the URL, you can directly reach the web page represented by the alert. For example, when a new article is submitted in or when an answer is posted for your question, your Web Alerts tools will immediately popup alerting you to visit the page. For an applications like e-learning, marketing and Query processing even a web application can be developed for entry and editing and that can be tracked by windows, mobile and other application users thru web services. Every bank today sends alerts to their users when an amount is credited, withdrawn or a Cheque is presented. Similarly the alerts are generated for our application. Take an important area and design the application. Extend the application to register for alerts based on user choice. It is one of the hot requirements for every application today. This is one of the modern requirements for every desktop application today.

PROBLEMS IN THE EXISTING SYSTEM:

  • It is limited to a single system.

  • It is less user-friendly.

  • It is having lots of manual work (Manual system does not mean that you are working with pen and paper, it also include working on spread sheets and other simple software's).

  • The present system is very less secure.

  • It is unable to generate different kinds of report.

  • It doesn’t have the mail and file upload feature.

SOLUTION OF THESE PROBLEMS

The development of the new system contains the following activities, which try to automate the entire process keeping in view of the database integration approach.

User friendliness is provided in the application with various controls.

The system makes the overall project management much easier and flexible.

It can be accessed over the Internet.

Various classes have been used to provide file upload and mail features.

There is no risk of data mismanagement at any level while the project development is under process.

Report generation feature is provided using Crystal Reports to generate different kinds of reports like bar graphs, pie charts and table type charts etc.

It provides high level of security using different protocols like https etc.

STUDY OF THE SYSTEM

In the flexibility of the uses the interface has been developed a graphics concept in mind, associated through a browses interface. The GUI’S at the top level have been categorized as

  1. Administrative user interface
  2. The operational or generic user interface

The administrative user interface concentrates on the consistent information that is practically, part of the organizational activities and which needs proper authentication for the data collection. The interfaces help the administrations with all the transactional states like Data insertion, Data deletion and Date updation along with the extensive data search capabilities.

The operational or generic user interface helps the users upon the system in transactions through the existing data and required services. The operational user interface also helps the ordinary users in managing their own information helps the ordinary users in managing their own information in a customized manner as per the assisted flexibilities.

Number of Modules

The system after careful analysis has been identified to be presented with the following modules:

The modules involved are:          

  • New alert generation/Notification
  • Checking alert
  • Search
  • Weather Reports
  • Weather Forecast
  • Down Load
  • E-Learning
  • Reports

Alert Generation:-

This Module includes Generating New Alerts and display to the user in a User Specified time intervals.

Checking Alert:-

This module includes checking the alerts which are shown. User will check the alert displaying message.

Search:-

This Module includes Different kinds of Search like User can search their required book, products etc. by giving the required fields.

Weather Reports:-

This Module includes displaying the list of locations weather reports. User can search particular location weather report by giving the location name in this Module.

Down Load:-

This module includes providing the features of down loading the materials like books, articles etc.. to users.

Weather Forecast:-

This Module includes Displaying the list of locations weather Forecast Details. User can search particular location weather Forecast by giving the location name in this Module.

E-Learning:-

This Module includes about E-Learning like search the books, Details of the Books and down loading the books / Videos / Audios etc.

Reports:-

This application provides for generation of reports like total no of books available in the application/weather/ forecast reports based on user requirements.

HARDWARE SPEDIFICATIONS

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  • PIV 2.8 GHz Processor and Above
  • RAM 512MB and Above
  • HDD 20 GB Hard Disk Space and Above

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  • WINDOWS OS (XP / 2000 / 200 Server / 2003 Server)
  • Visual Studio .Net 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Internet Information Server 5.0 (IIS)
  • Visual Studio .Net Framework (Minimal for Deployment)                          
  • SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

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