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Jobs Site Starter Kit

Jobs Site Starter Kit (JSSK) is an ASP.NET starter kit demonstrating many new features of ASP.NET 2.0 including themes, master pages, new data controls, membership, roles and profiles. JSSK is a web application that provides a platform for candidates seeking job and the employers to share their needs.

Features

The candidates seeking job (referred as job seekers now onwards) can perform following operations:

  • Register with the web site.
  • Post their resume.
  • Modify their resume.
  • Search for job postings.
  • Browse searched job postings.
  • Add job posting to their favorites list.
  • Add frequently used searches to their favorites list.

The employers can perform following operations:

  • Register with the web site.
  • Enter profile of their company.
  • Post one or more job postings.
  • Modify the job postings.
  • Search the resume database.
  • Browse searched resumes.
  • Add resumes to their favorites list.

JSSK is developed using ASP.NET 2.0 and uses following features:

    Web parts for customization
  • User controls for reusing code and markup

System Requirements

  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Web Developer Express
  • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Installation Instructions

  • Download the latest version of JSSK from above URL
  • Unzip the downloaded ZIP file at your end to extract .VSI file
  • Double click on the .VSI file to start a wizard
  • The wizard will guide you to further installation
  • Select File > New Web Site dialog in VS.NET.
  • Locate JSSK project template in New Web Site dialog
  • Create a new web site using JSSK template to begin exploring the kit

FAQs

Q. What software do I need to use JSSK?

In order to use JSSK you need the following software:

  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Visual Studio.NET 2005 or Visual Web Developer (VWD)
  • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Q. Can I use JSSK with VS.NET 2003?

No. JSSK is developed using VS.NET 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. Please see the above questions for software requirements.

Q. Can I use beta versions of VS.NET 2005 to run JSSK?

No. JSSK is developed using the final version of VS.NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

Q. I downloaded and extracted the .VSI file but it is not associated with any application. How do I open it?

This can happen if you do not have VS.NET 2005 or VWD installed. Please refer above questions for software requirements.

Q. Can I use SQL Server 2005 instead of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?

Yes. You can attach the JSSK database using SQL Server Management Studio. Make sure to change the database connection string accordingly.

Q. Can I use SQL Server 2000 instead of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?

Not out of the box. JSSK is developed using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as a database engine.

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Posted On : 03 Mar 2006
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