A flurry of activities this week, with the submission of assignment 2’s slides as well as the 2nd last week before the submission of assignment 1.
Assignment 2 – PhotoMath
My teammates were very nice people. We just chose one application each and selected 3 of them. What caught my eye about PhotoMath was its design.
So I only tried PhotoMath a few days after suggesting it as the app to present on. I was disappointed initially, because all the simple equations that I wrote were not recognised by the engine. I thought that it was a problem with my handwriting,
It would have been nice, if they on boarded users by warning them about how PhotoMath doesn’t support handwriting.
I have mixed feelings about PhotoMath. I’m not sure whether its better for the students, or worse for them. How do we draw the line between over reliance on technology, and using technology as an effective aid.
Stealing from others
Github Advance Search This is an article that I just read that I think is a fantastic way for programmers to level up. Github is indeed a goldmine. And I think learning from other people’s code is the best way to improve.
I also think that using a linter as you write code is an immensely useful luxury, particular when working in a team setting.
I knew that rails had improved in its support for ajax over the years, but I never really explored how easy ajax could be done in rails. LIKE WOW.
Talking to users about the problem
I’ve been corresponding with my friends in NUS CCAs, trying to understand what are some of the issues faced. I hope we can build something to solve some of these issues NUS students have.
Progress of NUSocial
With one week left and issues piling up, its going to be a long week ahead. I have been working on attendance and events at the moment. I still have a lot to go in terms of learning.
I’ll integrate graph api tomorrow night and hopefully by Wednesday I’m done with the backend features. Perhaps spend the last 2 days saving the UI. Which is in dire status right now. And also seeding real data.
We received feedback for our application just now. It’s sobering to note that we are nowhere near done, with so much more to fix and so little time.
I’m very thankful for Emmanuel, Melvin and Louie for teaching me so much and accommodating me.
1 WEEK LEFT LETS DO THIS TEAM.