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Let me know your feedback / review of this software!

Good Day!

I recently made a software, it is just a simple tool but I'd like to know your feedback/review for me to improve this software and my future developed software.

Screenshots:
http://i.imgur.com/rjxR5im.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wRtzRA8.jpg

Just kindly leave your feedback and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. All feedback/review, either negative or positive is greatly appreciated!

Edit: links removed by Moderator because McAfee's site advisor considered it a high-risk site.

Post was last edited on October 17, 2015 3:26 AM PDT

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Re: review

As you can read I removed the download link, so the feedback you might get will be limited to these 2 screen shots.

My review:
The screens look nice, but I don't think many people who want to ping need a GUI to do it. Moreover, the days of DOS are gone for some 20 years (Windows 95 came out in 1995), so I think nobody needs a DOS tool anymore.
But if they want to run ping from the GUI, they might prefer a Modern look and feel above a classical Windows look and feel. Or maybe want a cross-platform app that also can be used on iOS and Android.

And, of course, I would never advise anybody to never hire a freelancer who doesn't know the difference between DOS and the command prompt in Windows.

Kees

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Sorry Kees

I went further and deleted the screenshots as well.

I also left a note but that has been delayed by filters and will appear soon.

Mark

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No problem.

I restored the pictures. They are totally harmless and needed to give sensible feedback. I don't think they violate the forum policies.

Kees

Post was last edited on October 17, 2015 3:26 AM PDT

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Not going to happen. Sorry

Links to software trials, screenshots and review requests, etc are not permitted in these forums. It is just too dangerous for those readers who do not know the risks.

It is also against Forum Policy.

Try submitting the software to http://www.upload.com

MarkFlax - Moderator

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Reply :)

Thank you for your feedback! I appreciated it. Happy

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Some more remarks.

It's unclear what frequency 10 means. Is that 10 times a second, or 10 times a minute? Or maybe even once in the 10 seconds, so 6 times a minute?

Somebody wanting to become a good programmer surely must know some basic math, like the difference between frequency and interval (that's the inverse of frequency) and the importance of units (an angle of 1 radian is quite different from an angle of 1 degree, just like a second is quite different from a minute, an hour or a day). And he must have sufficient eye for detail to use the right term on the right place.

But as I said, the screen looks quite nice. Did you ever consider a career in graphic design or usability testing?

Kees

Post was last edited on October 17, 2015 4:15 AM PDT

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Well actually I'm not yet a professional programmer Happy ; I am just in high school and the career I'm planning to take is computer related field with regards to programming. I had a info popup when the user puts his mouse on the frequency so that he would understand it. But I guess i can still improve it Grin btw the frequency is like how many number of ping will the program send to the domain or ip. Grin

I'll try and work on those! Thanks Happy

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Re: frequency

A number is just a number, not a frequency or an interval. So the best description would be something like "Number of pings:".

And why such a big field for that number? I don't expect anybody would type such a long number, and if he does, it could well be your program stops with an integer overflow or such an abnormal end. Did you test what happens when you fill the visible field with all 9's? And is the number 0 accepted?

Best of luck with your IT career.

Kees

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Re: Function

Yes, the maximum value for the field is 1,000,000 if it's filled with 9's it would be 999,999. 0 is accepted as infinite therefore the app will not stop pinging on the server. Although 0 is not really set as infinite but I set the maximum integer as 9,999,999,999 because I'm sure one pc can't finish that task without closing the app,

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Re: Function (2)

What i mean is that if 0 is set then the number of pings that would be made is just continuous until it reaches 9,999,999,999. That would be just like infinite.

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Re: funnction

That's all very nice and well-designed.

Kees

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