I gave a presentation on writing clean code as a Lunch and Learn session at Datto. It was based on the book Clean Code by Robert C. Martin.
Sequence is a simple content management system for online fiction and comics. It allows users to write and structure stories through a private GUI, and generates a public website for others to read them.full description
I created Sequence as the capstone project of my web and database development concentration at RIT. I was given little direction on the project; the only requirements were that it be a web application with a three-tier architecture, and be completed in 11 weeks. I chose to build a content management system for fiction, because I’d struggled with poor usability in other CMS software when making my webcomic years earlier.
The software had improved since I’d last used it, but learning curve was still an issue, and there were no options geared toward written fiction rather than comics. Sequence is a lighter-weight solution than the competing alternatives (most of which run on top of WordPress in some way), and has a tight focus on the features that authors and artists need most. The main drawback of Sequence is lack of customization; I had originally planned to include theming and better flexibility, but had to cut this from the scope.
Sequence uses the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), because these are the technologies most often available on the inexpensive shared hosting plans that hobbyist users prefer. It follows a three-tier architecture, with data, business and presentation layers. The presentations layers of the public-facing site and the admin area are kept separate, to make it easier to provide a choice of public-facing themes in a future release. Refer to the user documentation for an explanation of Sequence’s basic features.
Faculty Database is a simple create/read/update/delete Java application for managing a MySQL database of faculty members and the classes they teach. It was created as a class project for the RIT course 4002-484 Database Client/Server Connectivity, in collaboration with Jessica Dopkant and Pawel Baltaziuk.full description