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Microsoft® Visual Studio® Web Developer 2008 Express Edition enables developers to create and connected applications rapidly. It is easy to learn and easy to use software application that allows everyone to create ASP.NET websites easily. Besides, it helps developers to develop dynamic web programs in easy way by also providing developers with a streamlined development environment. To create an attractive web application with Microsoft® Visual Studio® Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, there are a great set of tools, wizards, more than 60 reusable control and hundreds of reusable code snippets provided to reduce the time and effort needed. There is toolbox, master page, login controls, document outline, property window, table designer, navigations tools and web part for developers to design their website visually. Besides, there are also a set of controls dialogs and wizards that helps developers to communicate with database or data source. There are also some tools provided just to make the debugging process simple.
Microsoft Front Page 2003
Microsoft Office Front Page 2003 combines a professional and easy to use page for designer with tools and wizards to create, manage and upload websites. It also provides features, flexibility and functionality to help designer to develop a better websites. Besides, it also includes professional design, authoring data and publishing tools need to create dynamic website. Designer can create a website with a blank page or use pre-designed templates and themes provided to create a website in a faster way. Besides, it also includes professional design, authoring data, publishing tool, database linking, discussion forums, search forums, hit counters and navigation bars to create dynamic and interactive website. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-392-02321-Office-FrontPage-2003/dp/B0000AZJV8
System Development Programming Language
ASP.net (originally called ASP+) is the next generation Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP), a feature of their Internet Information Server (IIS). ASP.net is a server-side scripting technology that can be used to create dynamic and interactive Web applications. An ASP.net page is an HTML page that includes server-side scripts that are processed by a web server before being sent to the user's browser. Developer can combine ASP with HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and XML (Extensible Markup Language) to create powerful interactive Websites. ASP.net coding is more "compact" than ASP; scripts for ASP.net required to perform a given function are shorter than ASP. ASP.net can be served to almost any browser since the server-side script is building a regular HTML page. An ASP.net file can be created by using any text editing tool such as notepad.
System Development Database
Microsoft Office Access 2007
Microsoft Office Access 2007 helps users to track and report information easily with the interface and interactive design capabilities which do not require deep database knowledge. Microsoft Office Access 2007 can modify or adapt to business changes and collect information through forms in e-mail or import data from external applications. Besides, create and edit reports that display sorted, filtered and grouped information in a way that helps developer make sense of the data for informed decision making. IT also able to audit revision history, recover deleted information, set data access permissions and back up developer information at regular intervals.
MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL), which is used for adding, removing and modifying information in the database. DROP, ADD, INSERT and Update are the standard SQL commands that can be used in MySQL. MySQL can be used in variety of programs, but is mainly found on Web servers. MySQL runs on virtually all platforms including Windows, UNIX and Linux. A website which uses MySQL might include Web pages that access information from a database. MySQL provides application program interfaces (APIs) for many programming languages, including C, C++, PHP and Java. MySQL commands can be included into PHP code, allowing part or all of Web page to be generated from database information.
Photo/Picture Editing Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the world's most widely used photo editing programs due to it is the world's best image-editing software. It also allows users to create complex images, transform images in perspective and prepare images for print and publishing on the web. There are a lot of features in it such as layers, masks, navigate the workspace, prepare images print and so on to handle the images with care and to enhance the images according what the user want. It also enables users to create full 360-degree panoramas.
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Microsoft Paint is inexpensive basic painting software application and it is easy to be learned and use which involves learning how to use the menu bar and tool bar. Besides, it also includes a color palette which allows user to choose both foreground and background colors with which to work. It also includes a great HELP system to help user mastering the skill in using MS Paint.
Selection of Tools
After a long way of research for the system web development software, programming language, system development database and photo/picture editing software, the author has decided to select the software he more familiar with. The author has chosen Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with ASP.net language as he has learned from E-commerce Theory and Application subject which mean the author has more knowledge about the software and more familiar with programming language. Next, the author has chosen Microsoft Office Access 2007 due to it easy to be learned and use compare with MySQL. Lastly, the author has chosen Adobe Photoshop CS4 as his photo/picture editing software because Adobe Photoshop CS4 are more advance than MS Paint which MS Paint has limited features but Adobe CS4 has more advanced features like creating full 360-degree panoramas and more colors selections.