For building intranet systems as one form of Client Server Systems (CSS), new technologies are receiving much attention. However it is difficult to keep abreast of those technological advances for System Engineers (SE). Therefore, we have developed an exercise system for building the CSS especially using intranet technology for novice system engineers. The exercise is a part of a seminar about techniques of building CSS.
The exercise system contains a material and manuals. As the material application of the exercise, an order management system is selected. A problem for the exercise is to program a part of the material system, which contains many techniques of developing a CSS. Manuals for the exercise are provided as HTML documents.
In order to evaluate the exercise system, six subjects used the exercise system experimentally. For examinations, logs of references to manuals, programming logs, and compiling logs were recorded. By the record, the exercise was divided into three processes; understanding, programming and debugging. The durations of each process was calculated. By the result, we confirmed that learners can exercise in the limited time efficiently and easily.