Investigating Product Idea
I was looking for Rapid Application Development and came across ColdFusion. I purchased Ben Forta's 3 books on ColdFusion 9 (WACK) and while they are very cool and I am learning.... I'm still not sure that what I would like to do is even possible at this point..... I just don't know enough yet.... can anyone provide any comments for me?
Is it possible to use ColdFusion to make a scheduling system?
1. 200 to 300 employees - you would need to create a master schedule which tracks the shift rotations and assign employees to these rotations.
2. Copy the Master Schedule into a current calendar and allow it to be modified - tracking all changes
3. Calculating employee net worked hours based on the punch in time - perhaps a web portal of some type to allow them to punch in or a data collection device of some type.
4. How robust can the calculations be? I would like to target a specifc market that has crazy union calculations. I worked in this market for 13 years and they don't really have anything out there that works for them. So I'm wondering if I can make something (or a business plan that will help me get the money to have somelse make it!)
If coldfusion is not the right tool can you suggest anything else?
Any help or guidance that you could provide would be appreciated.
Absolutely, CF can do all that you've listed. A lot of it sounds like it will be very complex, and time consuming, but CF can do it. It's just a matter of coding. There are also CFCs (ColdFusion components, or user-defined functions), gateways, and webservices that can make it all possible.
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