This page contains information about the project development environment and the software that might be useful for developing the computer information system for your project.
When you first power on the server, use the Print Screen key to view a list of servers. Use the arrow keys to toggle between the different server names and select the one you would like to use.The server name indicates whether it is a Windows server or a Linux server. Press Enter to log on to it. The username and password of each of these servers is as described in the Server information table. You are not allowed to change the IP address for any of the systems.
To work on the Linux systems, it is preferred that you create a new user after you login and work under it. If the password for these servers are changed, it is advisable to inform Tom of the new password.
Important: The student is responsible for all the data backup.None of the workstations or the servers in Room 408 will have a backup of your files.All your data is erased on system restart.
Any software can be installed on these servers that you wish to use. Licenses are available for Coldfusion, Oracle and other softwares. Contact Tom Lombardi (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enquire about the availability of licenses for softwares you needto install. Almost any software you require for windows operating system is available as a part of the MSDNAA Program. Use the link http://utopia.csis.pace.edu/msdnaa/ to download the softwares you require.
The development servers can be accessed through matrix.csis.pace.edu. Matrix can be accessed through an application called Secure shell client. Secure shell is available for download in the Pace University support page through the link http://csis.pace.edu/support/resource.htm.The support page also answers FAQ's about Database connectivity, CGI etc. Teams need to contact Tom to obtain a username and password to logon to matrix.
To gain entry to room 408 during Pace office hours, keys have to be collected from Room-412, Office, School of Computer Science and Information Systems. During other times, security at the main entrance can help you open this door after veryfying your name in Dr.Tappert's student list.
If you login as the administrator (name and password = "admin") you can add a student, add a course, list the students in a course, list the courses taken by a student, reset the database to its initial data of three students and three courses, or logout. If you login as a student, you will see the courses in which you, the student, are enrolled, and you can add a course, drop a course, change the password, or logout.
That's the demo! From the initial Web page you can download a zipfile of the PHP or Cold Fusion code for the demo so that you can see how it works. These demos should be of help to many teams, and especially to those that have projects with a Web interface to a backend database.
The advantage of PHP over other scripting languages is that it is suppports Classes. It works with all Databases and especially makes a powerful combination when used with MYSQL as back-end.
Therefore, all you need to do is to learn the Cold Fusion tags and include appropriate ones in your webpages, which will now have the Cold Fusion file extension cfm, i.e. filename.cfm. Several books on Cold Fusion are on reserve in the library at the Graduate Center for your convenience. And here are the Allaire Cold Fusion help files.