I'm a 2nd year PG student specializing in Computer and Information Science. As part of my course we have to do a 1 yr research project during 2013-14. I choose my domain as security in cloud. So by searching through the web I got 1 issue as side channel attacks in cloud. Since the security mechanisms had been invented are not much stronger, I have to propose a new security mechanism, so I'm continuing with my research till now...more papers related to this were obtained.. But I have no idea about how to get started with my project at implementation level. What are the tools? Is Java platform needed to complete my project? Can you please help me?