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 post is a critique of the presentation on the Slack app during CS3216 Application Seminar (Assignment 2). Continue reading
During the process of rapid prototyping of web application, one issue kept coming up during meetings and discussions, and that is decision. Very often, these web app decisions are between short-term benefits versus long-term benefits. Continue reading
Ideas are really cheap?
Later year, I witnessed two CS3226 projects named NUSAnswers competing with each other. Never had I imagined that the same thing would happen to me in CS3216. We got the same idea as the other group. And we only found out after the the mid assignment submission. I never really liked competition, I am more of a peace kind of person so I avoid fighting with people as much as possible. This time as well. When our first attempt to negotiate and cooperate failed, my thoughts were not direct competition, but market segregation. Continue reading
This is the most hectic week 1 of my entire university life. And much of it is because of CS3216.
Ideas are cheap, until you run out of good ones
I thought I had this all covered by recording down my random interesting ideas into my phone for the past few years. But when I took out my phone and read through the long list of “ideas”, most of them sound ridiculous or impractical. We also discovered that some ideas buried in my phone already have working products in the market. There were some practical ones but not suitable for the short-period of time of 2 weeks, so we decided against them. Continue reading