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Rayna Episode 6: I’m a Web Developer

Weekly Rayna!

This week I developed some web. I’ve come such a long way that I barely remember the week.

Kanban Chart

Before this week my development process was none. I was simply trying to accumulate as much functionality as possible by stacking chunks of code on top of each other. This was making me anxious, as you might have noticed in previous episodes of the blog. It was time to establish some structure!

I was introduced to the wonders of SourceKettle and Kanban. I used to think SourceKettle was a GitHub alternative similar to iGit. Now I’ve discovered that it has advanced task management features and the draggy feature (dragging tasks between columns!!). You could say I’m a Kanban fan.

My Kanban chart was quickly populated with all the tasks that would make my system basically usable. This was going to be my first sprint which was estimated to take 2 weeks.

I think I’m almost done with this sprint so I might have some time to spare. Woooohoooooooooo!!!

Web Dev

How do I explain what I did without making it 100% boring… I made the back-end for asking questions, answering questions etc etc etc, then I made pages for asking questions, answering questions etc etc etc.

On the front-end, I am now using the University template which uses Bootstrap 3. It doesn’t exactly inspire my artistic senses, but it’s starting to look decent. I still have the option to abandon the UoS theme and plop all my stuff onto a blank white page and I think it would look better. I hope I’m allowed to do that. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Screenshot dump

Lecturer module page – split into Unanswered questions & Answered questions (ignore the ANSWERED labels – I was playing around):

Student module page – split into My Questions and Public Questions:

Answered question page:

Unanswered question – lecturer view:

Ask a question page:

Next Week

Next week I will keep going until I finish this sprint and I will start the next one. Yay!

I only have 4 weeks left :'(

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