Software Development and Applications
The Software Development and Applications CELL introduces students to the concept of software development. Students use Access to develop a database for a video store that is then linked to a Visual Basic program that tracks customers, orders, and inventory. Students learn and use the principles of the program development cycle. Interaction with the customer to learn the requirements of the new program occurs through an interactive multimedia presentation. The 75 hour version of this CELL contains more advanced database and programming skills related to the same project.
Alpha Programming's VB site contains tips, tutorials and code. You'll also find an interesting word find challenge to help you review some basic Visual Basic terminology.
Databases: The Database Menu
This site contains articles, tutorials and a dictionary of database terms. If you want to learn more about database terminology and simple design, read Databasics. To further enhance your studies of relational design, go to Database Design from Scratch.
Edison National Historic Site
Information about Thomas Edison.
Introduction to Database and Database Design
This site from the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami School of Business contains an online tutorial. The slide show illustrates database design using video store requirements as an example.
Task-Centered User Interface Design
This is a book-form guide that teaches the user how to design user interfaces.
U.S. Social Security Administration: Social Security Online
Includes information about punch card devices.
US Naval Historical Center
Images and information about Admiral Grace Hopper and the “First Bug.”
VB Information Center
The information provided on this site is geared to help the beginner programmer make sense of Visual Basic's capabilities. The site contains tutorials, advice, Visual Basic history, annotated sample applications, source code and more.