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Learning Goals

Below are technical goals that you should be applying in this project. The priority of these goals are demonstrated using a star grading system.

By the end of this project:

  • Student should have a functional understanding of the concept ⭐ ⭐ ⭐, or
  • Student should have a familiar understanding, but may still have questions ⭐ ⭐, or
  • Student should be be aware of the concept, but may need further resources to implement ⭐

Note: See Learning Goals to see at what level these skills need to be by the final.

Explicit Technical Expectations

  • Consume one or more external APIs ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • Build APIs that return JSON responses ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • Use an external OAuth provider to authenticate users ⭐ ⭐
  • Refactor code for better code organization/readability ⭐ ⭐
  • Create a project with a separate frontend and backend ⭐ ⭐
  • Implement a production-quality user interface using Bootstrap or other common CSS styling framework ⭐ ⭐

Project must include at least 5 points from the List of Glory, including but not limited to…

Reference: List of Glory

  • Use a decorator. (Draper or something else)
  • Use ActionCable
  • Incorporate a microservice using either Sinatra or other technology.
  • Use background workers
  • Use pub/sub with a message queue
  • Use a browser API, such as the camera or local storage
  • Implement API/view caching
  • Implement observability - (a service like New Relic/Skylight/Honeybadger, or a performance measurement gem like rails_performance. Must include before + after measurements to illustrate & discuss value added.)
  • etc.

Explicit Professional Expectations

  • Practice good project management by using project boards, participating in daily stand-ups and team retros ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • Utilize quality workflow practices: small commits, descriptive pull requests, and code reviews ⭐ ⭐
  • Write thorough, understandable documentation ⭐ ⭐ (consider using Swagger)

Implicit Learning Goals

  • Reading Documentation
  • Time Management
  • Prioritizing Work
  • Breaking down large project into small pieces
  • Breaking down a problem into small steps
  • Practice individual research (articles, videos, mentors)
  • Self-advocacy in a team

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