I am a little bit in a hurry today. School started here and I am kind of overwhelmed with different activities. That doesn’t mean that nothing has been done during last week, but nothing is in state, when I could fully talk about it. At least I have some time to talk about my development environment.
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My big goal is to bring something new and valuable into the series every week. Today I am really exited because I finally successfully implemented Material Design Lite and I made the first prototype of numbers training game. And I’m still working on new features for Memory King. Some of you may be scared that the repo on GitHub is failing to build on Travis CI. But that’s only because the new version of electron packager needs Wine in order to make package for Windows. And I am lazy to mess with it right now (I will correct it once AppVeyor build fails too).
Sadly (or luckily) I wasn’t last week at the computer at all. So, no big progress has been done. That’s also the reason, why this blog post (from the Memory King series) is late. However, still I want to bring some news and valuable content into the blog post. And because every project needs an impressive logo and I promise that I will release the logo soon. We will look at the process of creating the logo for Memory King.
I already spend too much time setting up the stuff and talking about it in previous blog posts from the series. So, let’s stop beating around the bush and start using Redux. How you can guess, I never use Redux before and this will be absolute beginner’s impressions on this tool. Maybe, you also never use Redux before and we can learn something new together. Or you can just make the opinion whether or not you want to use it.
Third blog post from the chellenge series and still going. Today we will be looking on user interface and some design related stuff. Nobody cares about the stuff you programmed as long as you don’t give a cool GUI to it. And that’s the reason why I like to start with it. Because it will look like a lot of work has been done ?.
For those who thinks that I will quit after one week (including myself 😀 ). I am here with new blog including the latest news from development. For newcomers, you can read the first article where I introduce the challenge of just blend in. Shortly, there wasn’t done much development. But more importantly the project is already on GitHub and I finished most of the setups. All builds are passing and the project should be development ready. Hurray! ?
So let’s look closer on the setups and tools.
If you’re like me, you probably have plenty of cool ideas, but you never really realize theme I usually don’t have enough experience, time or whatever. And that’s why many of my projects end up in somehow unfinished state. But this time it’s going to be different!
Long story short, I came across this article about some polish competition (so I am not sure if I understand the rules correctly 😀 ). But based on that I made up my own challenge. This challenge should push me to finish the project. There are only two simple rules:
It is kind of sad bud the GCI ended (on 25. January). And I thought that I will have some free time. But in the end, I am writing this 4 days after the deadline of GCI. Since I already wrote articles about OpenMRS and about my experience with GCI. And I don’t like to repeat myself, I wouldn’t go over it again. However, I would like to kind of extend these articles.
It is one month since the Google Code-in started and I started working on tasks for OpenMRS. So, now is the time to share my experience.
If you do only one thing in Google Code-in, it should be joining the community and their chat.
I always wanted to learn programming, but I never have enough time or motivation to work on something bigger than a few lines of code. But that changed with the GCI, my goal was to make 3 tasks. I admit that when it started, I wasn’t really sure if I will be able to complete at least one task. That’s the reason why my first task was related to HTML and CSS, which I know from earlier when I made few web pages.