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Blog Entry for Week Ending March 17

by O'Connell, Julianne last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:26 PM
Working on projects.

This week we had a reading and video(5 Reasons Every Developer Should Contribute to OpenMRS by Shruthi Pitta and OpenMRS Google tech talk by Paul Biondich and Burke Mamlin) about contributing to open source projects to help communities and problems in the world. The video was specifically on OpenMRS and stated their mission statement " and foster a community of people interested in improving health care in developing countries through information technology". The class discussed the importance of open source and helping the community. For my group project I looked into installing add-ons to Plone. My group wrote up a proposal on how we want our project to look and act.

The biggest obstacle I came across was adding the add-on Collective.EasyForm to my Plone site. When following the instructions from the GitHub repository I didn’t know what the instructions were asking me to install and run, and the video they had was old (for Plone less than V.5). I had to research how to install and activate add-ons. I managed to install add-ons but now have questions about how easy forms are customizable and connect to a javascript file. Easy forms for Plone 5 is different from previous versions and doesn’t have many examples of use

I learned what eggs are and how they connect to add-ons for Plone. And for both I learned how to install and use so I could add other add-ons if need be.

One goal for next week is to learn how to insert or customize forms on Plone with javascript. Also, I need to work on my individual project and hope to finish it before break ends.


by O'Connell, Julianne last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:26 PM
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