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Blog entry for week ending Feb 24

by Thiele, Jessica last modified Feb 24, 2017 03:44 PM
Git and starting team project

Since my last blog entry I read the article "Git" by Susan Potter. In this reading I learned about central-server and distributed models of version control. We also did a in class group activity on GitHub. I already had experience using GitHub, so there was not much to learn, but it was a good refresher. One thing that I had never used before and that my group did get stuck on was squash. Our problem was that we couldn't figure how to use it. However through talking to other groups and searching on how to do squash, we were able to figure it out without too much trouble.

This week my group also came up with an idea for our group project after brainstorming a few ideas such as making a calculator or a word editor. Eventually we all agreed on making themes for Plone because we remembered that Kim said that was something that was needed/wanted. We then wrote up a paragraph explaining who the likely user of our project would be, what functionality it would provide to those users and what the general form of interaction would be. A challenge that we had with this was explaining the interaction that a user would have with it, because the is will not be too much interaction, just picking from a set list of themes. We just ended up explaining it as good as we could.

Before my next blog entry my goal is to research and pick an individual project. I hope to learn more about creating themes in Plone so I have a better understanding of what to do for my group project. I also I plan on going through more of the Plone training. Finally, I will read the article "Producing Open Source Software" by Karl Fogels and answer the discussion question in preperation for Mondays class.

One challenge that I forsee myself facing before my next blog entry is choosing an individual project that someone has already chosen. I could also see having a challenge in researching or understanding how themes are made in Plone.

by Thiele, Jessica last modified Feb 24, 2017 03:44 PM
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