Looking Back to Our Backend

Because platform selection review is mandatory

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Rails is an open source web framework build on top of ruby, first released on December 2005. It uses MVC design pattern and emphasize CoC (Convention over Configuration) and DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) paradigm. Ruby itself is known as a clear and lean language. So in the ideation phase of this project, when faced with the problem presented to us, we thought that RoR is a suitable solution.

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Learning: an excuse for not doing anything

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire

Software development is such a wide field. When I first learn to code, I never dreamed about about these continuous integration and code coverage stuffs, and testing was just making sure that your code outputs the right thing.

Actually, I’m still somewhat right on that last part. After all, all those tools ultimately mean to be used for “making sure your code outputs the right thing”. Just more automatic, more rigorous, more thorough, and simpler (or should be simpler, at least).

Enough philosophizing, here are reviews of what I have learned this past week. These might be reiterating what my teammates has write, but oh well, it’s not like I have anything else to do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  besides MPPI assignment.

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