Netbeans Will Fall In Line: Atom Now

From my last post, I aimed to try on Netbeans as my IDE, but it seems Atom caught my attention. The first impression was lightweight.


No drama, no extra effort in setting up. It’s like “where is your project folder? , Ok, can I open it for you?”. That simple. I no need to adjust to black background or set up the colors of the text it’s there already. On my launch, after I installed it, I thought it will have a shortcut after installation, the “used to” splash screen was also help me set up, the next time I launch the app.

Setting up GIT, so fast, I did not give the chance to document it. I think it’s already there.

I love the user interface very user friendly. You can put your codes side by side which is very helpful for me since my project is getting bigger and bigger. I like to see the end variable or the fields I put into a form that I need in  $_POST calls.

I love they put on the effort of a few texts what does this panel do or what values you should put in here.

I think I would like to stay with atom for a while with my current project.


I Need To Let Go of Eclipse

Eclipse is a really powerful IDE for PHP but I need to let go this powerful tool. It was so powerful it overcome my machine. Maybe it’s misleading to tell that the real problem is that my unit is not powerful enough but yes it’s the sad truth, but in any case I will be biased of my unit.


At first installation I really felt the powerful prowess of Eclipse IDE at times there is a bit of a lag when you click an option at first. There are a lot of options to set up your environment and I thought I don’t need them as of the moment. I try to set up my snippets but it’s more of “fill-in-the-blanks” feature that you can trigger via shortcuts, I am uncomfortable of it a bit since all I need are HTML framework structure (title, body etc.) and some reusable codes that instead of copying and pasting it trigger it with a few keys.

Mainly the project is to be able to use the features of Eclipse in web development through the Project Genesis. I found it difficult to navigate and the learning curve is a steep one. So I will let go of Eclipse at the moment and will try Netbeans.

Project Genesis: Enrollment Functionality

For every School Information System, the functionality to enroll someone in the system is very very important. In fact, in the geneSIS project this is the entry point for all needed information in the system, I don’t need to add further on that. What is needed in this functionality? The information of your incoming students and of course it’s payment frequency. In developing this project a question popped up in the scenario of enrollment. What is to be considered if a person is enrolled or not? Is it just because the person sign up for the school does it mean that person is enrolled? Or if the system will be considering enrollees that were not yet paid or given any amount to be considered to be enrolled?

For me, for the system to be installed into an organization, the developer or the installer of the system needs to have a certain amount to be paid first to move forward with project. For a School Information System to be developed or to be rolled out to a school, the school should have a capability to spent an amount to a software before the organization really reap the benefits of it. Same goes to the school before rendering services to its clients, at least an amount of money should be spent just to ensure or to reserve a seat in the class. So for our geneSIS project we will have consideration to add a student to a class if there is already an amount is paid. The minimum amount should be variable depending on the discretion of the administrator.

We put checks on the student’s profile if this is already enrolled. That would mean if he already declared a payment frequency plus an amount that can be set in the admin panel. This amount would serve as a down payment for the school and a deadline when the payment should be in full before proceeding on the breakdown of the frequency. The flexibility of this payment will be still researched in the coming releases.