As week 8 is winding down, we are beginning to move away from full scale web app development and focus more on documenting are code for the future. Langston is finishing detailed data entry, allowing the user to enter forms at the shipment, lot, and container level that will track various variables like cut and color. Julia and Austin are finishing the advanced data lookup pages, and we are all in the process of commenting the code that we have written. Mark just received labels for the barcode printer and is looking forward to seeing how the web app will interact with the barcode printer. He is hopeful that there will not be too much involved in setting the printer up, and that soon we will be printing barcodes for some dummy shipments and scanning them through various checkpoints. Ideally, we could run through such a test in our week 9 meeting.
In the final week and a half of the quarter the team wants to ensure that all of our documentation is up to date, emphasizing the operations manual and our code. To do this, we are planning an iterative process for our comments on our code, reviewing each other’s comments to ensure that they are comprehensive and cohesive. Similarly, we plan to revamp our operations manual to reflect our progress in the web app, understanding that a good operations manual is crucial to the deployment of our product. Fortunately, we have received constructive feedback that we expect to be instrumental in creating a final, polished document. We are optimistic that by quarter’s end, having completed these documents, we will have a viable beta version of our product. It will certainly have bugs, but we hope that it will be mostly operational and understandable for our target users.