Dev links and sweet finds

  1. Personal Blocklist: An extension from Google that lets you block certain sites. *cough*w3schools*cough*
  2. ThreeDubMedia‘s collection of jQuery plugins for implementing dragging & dropping functionality via jQuery
  3. draggable.js is another simple plugin for jQuery that lets you drag and drop stuff.
  4. yet more plugins that help you drag and drop stuff!

Enjoy! 🙂

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CoursePicker v. 0.1

ImageI’m developing my course scheduling web application in the open. Yikes. This is largely a good thing because it’s forcing me to treat this project like I would treat a graded class project i.e. commenting appropriately, designing smartly, etc. I’m hoping that developing in the ‘open’ will help my growth as a developer by others providing constructive criticisms or recommendations. I’m all ears. 🙂

In the meantime, you can play with the latest iteration here: Course Picker and check out my code on Github.

Course Scheduler

Course Scheduler

Coming together quite nicely, if I say so myself. 🙂
I initially wanted to make the requests happen via AJAX but time constraints make it so I’m going to do everything via ‘regular’ HTTP requests a.k.a. not AJAX. That’ll be revisited for the second iteration of the application.

For now, the schedule display works and I’m able to query my database on the backend for the required courses & populate the drop down menus.

TODO: work on the addition of new sections to the user’s list of sections.

Course Picker

Here’s an example of what I recently worked (demo below). I’m taking Web Programming and one of the projects was to write a Course Scheduler web application. The web app is written in Java and I am having a blast with it. The courses are ‘drawn’ using HTML5 Canvas and the sections  & meeting times are dynamically loaded using the goodness of JavaScript & jQuery & powered by a MySQL database.

Note: I came up with this first iteration but the final product looks much different from this version mainly UI changes from another student.