In recent years, declining budgets, limitations on military personnel and decreases in training areas have reduced the opportunity to conduct live military training. For these reasons, Distance Learning Systems are available for providing an almost realistic training platform for enlisted staff and officers. This thesis has two main objectives: The first is the development of a data model that can be used as a central information repository for an unlimited number of authenticated users. The Distance Training System (DTS) application was developed using a hierarchical approach. The DTS is a Content Management System (CMS) appropriate for users desiring the benefit of accessing the contents of a database. The other objective is the exploration of the interaction between application server technologies such as the JSP with a Web development tool such as Dreamweaver MX2004. This work focuses on the convenience of developing a fast and accurate web application product using HTML as long as it results in a correct and clean data model. Other server technologies are also used as references, such as Active Server Page (ASP), Coldfusion and PHP, which along with Java Servlet Pages (JSP), are the leading technologies in web database development for processing user events.
Otani, Thomas Das, Arijit
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
M.S. in Computer Science
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