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Need a Final Year Project Idea

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    Londoner

    I’m a student of a computer science degree as well as a developer at one of the investment banks (101% .NET)

    I was hoping if you guys could help me come up with an idea for my final year project, which I hope to do in VS2005 (to get some experience with new stuff before my employer adopts it)  
    I've gone through the list of possible project suggestion on my uni website but all of them are either highly academic or involve a lot of "blah blah blah".
    Neither can I take something from work since it would be hard to isolate stuff I’m working on (trading and analytical systems) into a single project.  

    Please save me from doing yet another chat app, ftp server, p2p client etc…    

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    Manip

    You've just given us a completely open book.. why not tell us some of the ideas they have rejected and why, and some of your peer's projects. Also if you have a project spec and such that would be helpful.

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    chuawenching

    Hi there,

    I don't think it is wise for you to use vs2005 until the official release.

    Using a beta software won't help you to score.

    Smiley

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    Londoner

    Manip wrote:
    You've just given us a completely open book


    Sorry about that, it's because so far I’ve failed to come up with even a single idea, or may be I’m being extremely picky, but I have to be, since it is something I would have to be working on for the next 8 months.

    Manip wrote:
    some of your peer's projects

    Friend of mine would be working on mp3 repository and classification system (ASP.NET + SQL2005)


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    Londoner

    Hopefully by the time I finish we’ll have a release or at least a RC (at the place where i work we've used .NET in  production since Beta2)

    Smiley
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    Manip

    Suggestions:

    BitTorrent Client
    Mail Server
    Rendering Engine
    Image Processing
    Compiler
    Interpreter
    Development Environment
    Text Editor / Document Processing
    Shell
    Spam Generator / Filter

    What job would you like to go into after your degree?

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    chuawenching

    Popup Blocker

    Plagriasm engine - copy a text of paragraph, and then search google - use google api

    Genetic Algoritm Scheduling System

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    Sabot

    Londoner, as an ex-developer from the City, I used to work in an investiment bank working on trading floor systems.

    I could give you a few ideas if you like based on the systems I wanted to build.

    1) .Net CF version of trading floor system, something straight forward like LSE or EuroBonds. Could just be read only, even that would be useful.

    2) Dead easy system that sends SMS mesages to traders phones on a triggered event, all this is preconfigured by the trader before he leave his desk.

    3) Day trading software for foreign exchanges, equities and cash bonds. It's not a market that has allot of players in right now.

    Speaking of Day - Traders, if you actually went and spoke to a few I bet they would give you a better idea of exactly what they wanted, try a Day Trading House like Mac Futures for example,

    Mac Trading Services Ltd
    155 Bishopsgate
    London
    EC2M 3XA
    Tel: 020 7377 2456

    Hmmm, now let me think if I can think of some more.

    -Sabot

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    Londoner

    Even though i deal with "trading" everyday i would really like to stay out of a this since i simlpy dont have enough of business knownedge to implement something worthwhile.

    [To All]
    Let me put the question this way: if you had a year of spear time what you would like to create?

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    Jeremy W

    What would I create? A Drupal-like piece of software, in .NET. That's what I'd create.

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    jamie

    come up with a way to easily rename 1000's of digital photos  Wink

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    GooberDLX

    What I did, was I took what my emphasis was in college (Artificial Intelligence) and that helped me narrow down the topics very fast!

    Do something that YOU'RE interested in.. something out of the ordinary..

    Jake
    http://www.whoisjake.com/blog

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    themaffeo

    Londoner wrote:


    [To All]
    Let me put the question this way: if you had a year of spear time what you would like to create?



    A simple browser.  Probably limit support to HTML, Images and MAYBE some basic CSS1 element.

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    jamie

    themaffeo wrote:
    Londoner wrote:

    [To All]
    Let me put the question this way: if you had a year of spear time what you would like to create?



    A simple browser.  Probably limit support to HTML, Images and MAYBE some basic CSS1 element.


    make it inline html based - hopefully using iframe ( or frames if you must )  *target=iframe

    go to news.com

    STOP target=top from functioning on web based browser and wiping out interface
    = make equiv of msn browser with NO install
    live loading

    = write a script parser for every - from frame page - url as a pre-load on every loading page to: parse out _top and append whatever variable (_self)in it's place

    ( good luck Wink

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