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Blog Entry for Week Ending March 3

by Springer, Matthew C. last modified Mar 03, 2017 06:46 PM
The fifth week of Software Engineering II

For discussion this week, we read a chapter from Karl Fogel’s book “Producing Open Source Software” about bug-tracking.  The chapter started with a walkthrough of a typical ticket life cycle with some later discussion of variants of the cycle.  In addition, we read about Plone’s and OpenMRS’s bug reporting setups.  None of them seemed drastically different than any of the other ones, but they were certainly tailored for their specific projects.  They also reminded me of the bug tracking system at my current place of employment which, while not being as extensive because of the scope of the work being done, more or less follows the same steps of the cycle described.

This week we also all picked out one of the projects described in “The Architecture of Open Source Applications” book.  I opted for the chapter/project about making an image filter mainly because it was the most intriguing to me.  I’ve read through most of the introductory documentation for the project on its GitHub repository and plan to start looking through the code this next week.

For our lab, we did a project that is related to OpenMRS (which we will be looking into later this semester).  We did an introductory exercise with Maven.  I had some experience with Ant in a previous class, but Maven certainly seemed more approachable.

For our group project in Plone, I started tinkering with Plone’s through the web theme editor to get an understanding of how themes are constructed in Plone.  In addition, my team found a number of resources for example themes and were pointed at some Plone training material for creating add-ons.  We’re going to continue tinkering with these systems over the next week.  We want to get pretty familiar with the setup since we have essentially zero experience with themes in Plone prior to this week.


by Springer, Matthew C. last modified Mar 03, 2017 06:46 PM
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