Sunday, February 10, 2008

Starting a Masters Project

Getting started on this project is much harder than I expected. I'm about 6 weeks in and feel very behind – being in New Hampshire all last week for work didn't help either. So far I have created two prototypes of WCF PeerChannel applications – one to simulate a Computer Aided Dispatch solution using PeerChannel and the beginnings of sample Chat Application. Both focus on the one way transmittal of information across the mesh and have gotten more specific in terms of handling people joining and leaving the mesh and finally creating a MessagePropagationFilter to avoid receiving any locally created messages (Thanks Peer Channel Team Blog). The next big task for a real implementation would most likely be synchronization of new nodes with the existing nodes – but for this project I'll focus on determining good ways to log and determine the performance limitations of the system.

Now that I have gotten my hands a little dirty with WCF, I really wanted to focus on the paper and getting an outline for my project created. I really didn't know where to start, so I started where I always start when I don't know what to do -- Google for it. So one quick Google for 'master thesis outline' and I have some where to start. A few articles seem very helpful and so I wanted to post them here…

How to Organize your Thesis

How to Write a Master's Thesis in Computer Science

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