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.

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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.

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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.

 

Project Genesis Update: Tracking the System Flow

The project is in smooth sailing, it’s been a while I put up an update regarding the system progress so here it is. There is a already a lot of going on with in terms of code, the design has been re-engineered and will be back with the details on a later time. Currently I already logged an estimated 32 hours of work in the project, I know it should be due this month well the effort is different from the actual time line being rendered. Anyways, I am tracking the progress from a spreadsheet created in Google Sheets.

I am listing down the functionalities of the system and from there they obtain a number that will be the reference for all sub functionalities or updates regarding the main function. I am already updated the database, optimizing some tables and fields for faster performance. I already have a few bugs under my sleeve, luckily I already extinguished those bugs. Currently the system already saving information about the students and already have the listing of the existing students. Improvements on this module and changes is still underway, the focus is on the flow of the system first and setting all the necessary variables and information to create a class, assigning teachers and validation if ever there is a need to create a section. Also the capabilities to have an inquiry sheet, this is where the potential students can be saved well virtually they are not enrolled, yet, but they should be in the system already by the time they decided to enroll, the system is readily to activate them as students.

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There are a lot of potential in the system, I am not saying it will be great, but it will be awesome.

Up to the next update guys!

Happy Coding!