This is THE module in SoC. No other modules have caused so much hype and discussions like CS3216. So here it goes, my long-overdue CS3216 module review.
The module consists of 4 different projects. Three of them involves developing some kind of application. The other one is seminar presentation and mutual critique of an existing application on the market. Grading is 100% continuous assessment, based on projects and participation through blogging. The workload is extremely heavy so you will probably have very little time to spend on other modules. There are no formal lectures, almost all lectures are guest lectures. They cover a diverse range of topics from idea validation, growth hacking to security practices and database scaling. Continue reading →
For the final project of CS3216, our team decided to develop a web app A*genda that helps event organizers to build web-based agenda for their events.
A*genda – screenshot of PyCon SG 2016 public agenda, used by event participants
A*genda – screenshot of agenda builder interface, used by event organizers to create event agenda
This was an unfortunate timing (October 2016) for our team since Angular 2 just came out of beta, and Angular 1 is going to be the “legacy” framework soon. As a team that has no experience with other frameworks like React.js or vue.js, we were stuck between Angular 1 and Angular 2, and the final decision was latter. Continue reading →
This is a guide for setting up Font Awesome in Angular 2 with webpack.
Although this guide is written at the time of Angular 2, it should also work for Angular 4 and future versions of Angular, according to the official Angular branding guideline.
Font Awesome is a hugely popular package for icons. Back in the days, you could just include css and font files in index.html. However, with so many new technologies, it has become increasing hard to integrate 3rd party library into our web app project.
Of course we can still use a CDN to serve static resources, but that’s not helpful when we need to test locally. It also adds external dependency which we have no control over. Hence, we need an idiomatic way to use Font Awesome in Angular 2 with webpack. Continue reading →
When building web applications, sooner or later, you will need to build either a drag-and-drop feature to allow intuitive interactions or a grid system UI to allow arbitrary positioning of elements in the layout. There are libraries for either of them in Angular 2, but there are no libraries for Angular 2 Drag-And-Drop Grid System as a whole.
Although this post is written at the time of Angular 2, it is also applicable for Angular 4 and future versions of Angular, according to the official Angular branding guideline.
This is where this blog post comes in as I will talk about how to implement such a system. Continue reading →
Web apps are not new, but there is a new term Progressive Web App (PWA) introduced by Google. What is it exactly? I got a taste of how it feels like developing one during CS3216 Assignment 3. Continue reading →
With the conclusion of our first project, we are back to the phase of ideation. This time for the second project on developing a progressive web app. In the meantime, there is also pitching for the final project by external parties. Continue reading →