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: Coding started

Hello WebDevs, it’s been a while that I started this project and I’ve been on and off of the project for the last two weeks. I got off in a very bad momentum but I am slowly doing the project as planned. I alread started coding and I am creating the administration panel template for the project. The screens will be patterned to the template and the body will be the only one changing from time to time or when the user switch pages.

I wanted to have a screenshot of the work so far but it seems there is nothing much to show, but I will share on this blog soon. So far the pages that were created were the template and some forms or will be the entry points of the date needed on the web application.

Exciting times! Probably June will be the best month to launch the initial version. This is for educational purposes for those starting off with PHP. Then we will improve the system as we go along and start another system with different approach, probably with a framework or we start on the bootstrap.

If you are starting off in PHP, maybe you put your views or requests on the comment section.

Happy Coding.

The Project geneSIS: Update

From the past weeks, I am writing about geneSIS, that will be the title of our web application. So for someone out there, if there is someone, that is reading this, I am starting a new project that is called geneSIS. It is a School Information system that will take care of the needs of the school administration and for both students and teachers.

As I was saying on the previous post, that this is my first project back in college but was unsatisfied on how it was built. This system that I will build, is a charity effort and for those students that are interested to use it as a reference for learning. This will be built in PHP and MySQL as the database, HTML5 as the framework and a few javascripts. It will be a beginner package, free for everyone to download if I will be able to pull it off (haha). But I will pull it off.

In this blog, I will have my insights on the project creation, but most of the development details will be logged in the fullstacker blog in wordpress, yes I have multiple blogs.

The purpose of this entry, is the preparation of the system. We need to answer the questions now so it will serve as a guide what will be our expectation of the system and what will not be in the system.

As described previously, we will have a website part and an administration part. The website part will be the face of the school and entry points of two entities. New Comers/Transferees and the login of the students of the school to view and maybe to log if possible (this is needs to be discussed further). Basically, this is the part where in we will offer something, marketing part. Administration side will be the admins / teachers this is where all complicated stuff gets in. Enrollment will be a big part of it, since there will be no student information to process if there are no students. Online forms will also be a part of it and the subject schedules. Since I am a Filipino and I support the K12 program of the government I will incorporate the design of the subjects based on these information in K12. Sounds fun? Not really, it is really tough to build a system that has no critic, I am no expert on this, though I already have a lot of experience in web development I still not consider myself as an expert so I need your expert thoughts on this when I begin to build it.

I need you to have some comments on this, please watch out the first entries on fullstacker in WordPress for more info on the engagement we need from the audience.

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