The Development Environment
Posted on 30 Sep 2011
The infrastructure will likely consist of some relational data store (PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.), and a full-text search engine (most likely Lucene). This is, of course, subject to change.
The source code will be stored in a Git repository and hosted on GitHub. I intend to edit all of the code in the Sublime Text 2 editor. Development will take place on either OS X or Linux, with the possibility of Windows being added at a later date. This fulfills my desire to utilize a simple text editor combined with the command line. Cake allows me to automate many of the compilation, running, testing, and deployment aspects. Git allows me worry-free development. By making use of these simple yet powerful tools I will have a complete grasp of exactly what is going on, hopefully making it simpler to debug.
Plan of Action
As per agreement with my supervisor, intend to provide a summary of work performed every week, posted by each Friday evening or early Saturday morning. It will summarize readings I have done, any thoughts towards the project, and a brief or detailed (depending on time constraints) report on the progress made.
I have a committee meeting scheduled towards the end of October 2011 to prepare for. This will involve some sort of demo of what has been done so far, as well as a presentation outlining essentially what is posted here in the weeks preceeding the meeting.
The presentation will cover some of the following topics:
Motivation for choosing this problem
Possible challenges that will be faced in solving the problem
(Optional) cover previous work done in this area
The method in which I intend to solve the problem
- Tools, technologies, etc. I will be using to assist me
- Possible resources I can tap into
What I hope to accomplish by doing all of this