I chose to submit database design final project as evidence for my Applications Software program ability. Database design was a challenging class that introduced a lot of new concepts. Before taking this class, my understanding of databases was limited to the belief that it was a simple program sitting in the cloud that just stored information. Over time, I learned how vital databases are to the existence and functionality of the web and business. I also learned how poorly managed databases can lead to integrity issues and bad user experiences.
Database management systems and the ability to program queries in languages like MYSQL is a very desireable qualification today. Understanding applications like MS Access, Oracle, and IBM DB2 are vital to anyone seeking a career in software developemnt. I found the complexity of database management to be extremely interesting and challenging. It's important for a computer science student to understand how data is accessed and organized over the web and through networks. I now understand how relationships, data integrity, and reports are vital to making sense of the information stored in databases.
As I continue my education and career, the foundations established at Tunxis in database design will serve as solid building blocks for a lifetime of learning. Being able to connect data sources for web applications and run queries from functions are skills that I believe are absolutely vital for me to master. Experience with database management systems and SQL languages are very important in ensuring that I am well-rounded in application software.
The second criteria for mastery of application software is the creation, publication, and maintenance of a website. This skill goes hand in hand with my work experience. You can visit the work experience section for more detailed information.