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Dot Net to Oracle


Intro Disclaimer:  I’m writing this post right off the top of my head, no Googling, no deep research, just writing what worked for me, my opinion, and other things to the best of my ability.  Please don’t get on a soap box if I missed something here or there.  Just trying to share info that…

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Tet Offensive – Describe The Action


-Tactical Mission NLF/NVA Forces The NLF/NVA forces led by General Giap totaled more than 80,000 Soldiers spread out over many units throughout the country of Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. As previously stated, multiple courses of action were involved with many of the varying degrees of success during the entire Tet Offensive. The Courses of…

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Tet Offensive – Course of Action Development


NLF/NVA Forces The NLF/NVA forces were severely outnumbered and outgunned against the American and ARVN forces. General Giap knew that his forces were at a great disadvantage when it came to conventional combat. This left the NLF/NVA forces with limited courses of action in combat. One COA was to continue the insurgency, guerilla warfare and…

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Hello world!


Hello All!  I’ve decided to start/restart my own blog again….   More to come soon I hope. Post Views: 82

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Software Test Plan Example – Student Registrar Test Plan


                      Student Registrar Test Plan Ivan Avilla Western Governors University Introduction The student registrar application is designed to be an easy to use application for manipulating a student information database.  The primary user of this application would be none other than a school registrar.  The…

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Software Requirement Specifications Example


Software Requirement Specifications Example Requirement 1: Add Description: The user can add graduate, undergraduate, or part-time student information on the database using the add command. Input: Student information to be added:  Student ID, first name, last name, GPA, status, mentor, thesis title (if graduate student), thesis advisor (if graduate student), level (if undergraduate student), and…

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Software Design Specifications Example


Software Design Specifications Example UML Class Diagram – Student Registrar Program UML Sequence Diagram – Add Student Scenario UML Sequence Diagram – Update Student Scenario UML Sequence Diagram – Delete Student Scenario UML Sequence Diagram – Query Student Scenario UML Sequence Diagram – Calculate Tuition Scenario   Post Views: 26,491

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MVC & Factory Design Patterns


MVC & FACTORY DESIGN PATTERNS By Ivan Avilla MVC Design Pattern Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a classic design pattern best used when you need multiple views for the same data. Model Component The Model component represents the data used in a program, or business knowledge. Models can be a single object or a structure of multiple…

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Bad Experience with Toshiba Hard Drive


I’m a big fan of truly external hard drives, by that I mean hard drives that are completely powered by the computer itself, no external plugs.  I must say these hard drives have come a long way, you can finally purchase ones with a capacity of 1TB!  Bottom line, I bought a Toshiba 250GB, 2.5…

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CIW Database Certification Worth It?


I recently completed the ProSoft Inc. Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Database Design Specialist Certification (ID0-541).Most other people in the information technology world haven’t really heard of the CIW certification paths, I know I didn’t before, and I probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t part of my degree program. I will say this certification opened my…

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