THE RESEARCH PROBLEM AND ITS RATIONALE
Information technology at the present time is vast and progressive. It is being integrated to almost most of our daily activities. It is so progressive that one must always be informed and skilled to keep pace of the changing technology.
With this reality, many ideas and improvements are designed and developed to make computer technology attainable and flexible. People of all ages must be prepared and equipped with all the basic skills and knowledge to make individuals competent and literate in the information age.
There must be versatile information to be discussed and explored with to gain all interesting facts and brain stimulating activities that could benefit not only students in their academic world but also all folks from the various sectors of our society. Everyone should be innovative where information about different software in particular are rigidly taught and incorporated in their studies which are indeed beneficial to all students, professionals and even the less skilled workers.
In the light of all these changes, we must accept the reality that what is beneficial before may not be beneficial anymore today. Changes come and they come so rapidly that in a wink of an eye, another sets of new forms of development in the computer world is already at hand and the previous ones remain to be obsolete. That is how technology changes.
It was milestone for mankind when the first man had its first step on the moon. Such was a very great leap in the world of science and technology. But now, it becomes so ordinary to any household stories about man landing on the moon. What now is considered to be a milestone is the ever changing development, inventions and even discoveries about computer matters.
Computer is considered to be a necessity and not a luxury anymore. Anywhere we can find computers useful – in the offices, schools, hospitals, movie houses, recreational centers, malls, streets, entertainment venues, means of transportation, music centers, restaurants, bars, stores, food centers, government agencies and offices, etc., and in the house of every Filipino family.
Computer serves as mankind’s greatest development since its invention for all human activities depend mostly in the use of computers. Computers change, and they change rapidly. Computer models change very rapidly and go with them are the change in the programming system. In the 80s, the green screen monitor was a hit where a number of offices would use the Wordstar , Cobol, and others but now there are undeniably a huge number of programming systems which are available for use with just one click of a finger.
The changes in the system are so tremendous because of the varying needs of the program or systems that would fit the programming necessity of every user – student, small and big businesses, corporation, faculty, crew, employees and other groups of individuals. With the various kinds of nature of businesses all over the world, individual or separate kinds of computer programs are designed to satisfy the different needs of every business. A single proprietor business, like for instance a boutique with only the owner as the lone employee may need only a single personal computer in his office. The owner may put files which are very necessary but without much programming to design or develop. While on the other hand, a big business establishment, for example, a restaurant or a computer shop may eventually require a number of personal computers with corresponding program designed solely for that kind of business and for the users themselves.
It just goes to say that in every business set up, there is a varying and corresponding kind of programming system designed to best fit the need of the business itself. This is one reason why software developers keep on working hard to develop more new program designs and applications with...