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request for the suggestion to build student attendance system

 
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i going to prepare for the final year project for my degree course, what i plan to do is write a system that is student attendance system. in the system since our universities student card hava the barcode on it, so i plan to write the system that will scan the barcode and record the attendance of the student into database. is it i can write the such system by using java? can anyone expert suggest me what the device i gonna have. where i can get the resources on this kind of system- documentation or API?

thank for the suggestion that giv to me

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Find a barcode reader, read the manufacturer's name on it, and search their website for "white papers" or "technical details." That might help for a start.

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Sounds exciting ! Students will swipe the card over a barcode reader and it records the swipe into a db for that date.

Check this out -> http://www.barcodereaders.com/
 
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is it posible i create this system by using java???
 
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Sounds like you'll have to find a barcode reader that has components you can call via JNI or that call you via some remote protocol like sockets or JMS. Read up on those readers and see if any of them talk about Java developer kits.
 
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A lot of barcode readers, they just emulate a keyboard. So to read a scan you would just read from System.in. However the advice already given still applies: read the technical specs for the barcode reader you plan to use.
 
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i just want to make sure that is it can use the barcode reader with the java language coz i need to propose the system to the lecturer
 
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