Sprint 3 Retrospective

Wireframe for UI Stop users from opening the weight entry component until a user ID is chosen Create Delay Angular Service Autofocus on ID entry and weight entry text fields Prevent empty or incorrectly formatted input for the id-scanner component Keep track of User IDs in a service Reject duplicate ID entries Create Angular ServiceContinue reading “Sprint 3 Retrospective”

Sprint Two Retrospective

Implement UI from Wireframe and UML Implemented UI from Wireframe and UML Implemented mat-icon SVG container Create scrollable container for User ID buttons Implement and style ID scanner in UI Create weight entry component Fix CI Setup Spike: Investigate UI Element Animations Design User Flow Wireframe for UI UML Diagram for Front End Component structureContinue reading “Sprint Two Retrospective”

Share What You Learn: Sharing is caring

While applying this pattern to my experience feels a little presumptuous, considering people do not “look to [me] as a source of knowledge”, I have tried to share what little knowledge I have as I gain in hopes of helping my classmates with any troubles they may have. Like Kindred Spirits before, I have hadContinue reading “Share What You Learn: Sharing is caring”

Dig Deeper: Finding the Marianas Trench of knowledge

This particular pattern is quite resonant with me, or at least the context section of it, considering it describes my entire academic experience in computer science fairly well. An excellent analogy would be a lake a mile wide but a foot deep; or at least it would be but a foot is very generous toContinue reading “Dig Deeper: Finding the Marianas Trench of knowledge”

Practice, Practice, Practice: No, not that Dave Thomas

While this pattern is excellent advice, as the title suggests, I could not help but get distracted by the quotes and advice offered by Dave Thomas. Of course, it was nothing substantive that he was saying just that I could not get the Wendy’s founder, also Dave Thomas, out of my head. As for theContinue reading “Practice, Practice, Practice: No, not that Dave Thomas”

Use the Source: how to numb your mind faster than a lobotomy

Perhaps it’s just naturally a trait of mine, a coincidence growing up, or perhaps I more broadly reflect societies supposedly shrinking attention span; regardless of the cause, I have very little patience for reading documentation. Instead, I often like to open a sample project, usually the placeholder created by default, and see what happens whenContinue reading “Use the Source: how to numb your mind faster than a lobotomy”

Sprint One Retrospective

Our first sprint is simultaneously both easy and hard to judge: easy because our inexperience offered us up many failures to reflect on; hard because despite this we still have a lot of blind spots, like the many that came before. Given our inexperience, and some misunderstandings about what we were expected to produce, theContinue reading “Sprint One Retrospective”

The Deep End: Taking off my floaters

The definition of many of the apprenticeship patterns in the book are all in their title, being fairly obvious or sharing language used in idioms or other expressions. However, despite this, our authors usually find a way to expand on them for at least a page or two – most often by sharing a relevantContinue reading “The Deep End: Taking off my floaters”

Kindred Spirits: Programming inspired by Anne of Green Gables

When reading the kindred spirits apprenticeship pattern, I was immediately reminded of my first real programming class, CS140, wherein I met some of the friendly faces I would spend the next two years becoming a programmer with. A few of these faces were a part of my group in that class’s lab and with themContinue reading “Kindred Spirits: Programming inspired by Anne of Green Gables”

Craft Over Art: or how I learned to stop worrying and love my ugly UI

As I mentioned last week, I have a tendency to try to make products out of projects; meaning I can’t just have something to tinker with for fun, it needs to essentially be a rough draft for the actual project I have to work on. In the same vein, I have another hang-up on wantingContinue reading “Craft Over Art: or how I learned to stop worrying and love my ugly UI”

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