Towards a MYSQL graphical user interface
Kuluse, Godfrey Blastus
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The project was towards a MySQL graphical user interface, a software front-end that provides users with pictorial representations like icons, menus, buttons and other controls, for use in creation and manipulation of databases. The objectives were to analyse the functioning of the current MySQL Database Management System, design, implement, test and validate a graphical user interface to this system. The methodology used to develop the interface included analysing the working of the current system which was done through gathering facts by revising existing documentation, making observations on the users, and carrying out a top-down analysis of the major components of the command-line interface. The design of the interface was done by laying out architectural designs (logical and physical), and using structured English statements. System implementation was done by programming (changing the designs into computer code), and structured walkthroughs (discussions of the developers). System testing and validation was done by comparing outcomes of equivalent operations with both the graphical and command-line interfaces.