HTML code has always looked like gibberish to me. So I turned to Code academy for practical application learning. I think their “build a web site” tutorial is very good and motivating. I grasped the concepts an went flying solo after that. I started out in Bluefish editor and I like the software how ever working on a small laptop screen with an HTML window, CSS window, preview window and reference window got really cramped so I went on to try out Brackets which I really liked.
Project management got a lot of moving parts that have to click, but apart form all the technical management the one that easily get forgotten is people skills or social IQ.
Define how much time you can spend on each task and then move on even if it is not perfect.Serial vs parallel development
Work in parallel on different tasks (hardware circuits, software)...this remove dependenciesSpiral development
Iterate, create a minimal viable product(MVP) and then start iterating on that. Eg. Project for a dancing robot could be: spiral 1: moving finger spiral 2: Moving handBottom-up vs top-down debugging
Build in modularity, this makes it easier when debugging.
I use GnattProject as an overview of all projects and time-line I made&a mindmap in XMind to have an overview of all the topics and softwares I need to get to know.
For now I also use XMind to create a weekly overview including a task list and working hours. It might be that a normal calender would be better suited but Ill try this out for now
I track all the tasks in Trello.com The good thing with Trello is that they also have an app so if a task com to mind I can easily write it down.
Mercurial is a version control tool, allowing multiple users to work on the same project. All users have a copy of the project on their local machines but as changes are made locally it is pushed to the file server for everyone to get. Whit version control you can go back and retrieve old or deleted files.
The terminal command and workflow for updating and uploading files:
Things to be aware of for not breaking the archive:
Other useful commands
hg status let you check the current status,if you have an "!" mark in front of any file, that means the repository and your local archive are not synchronized, make sure to add that file back.
Let you merge more than one branches back to one.
Shows a log of recent activities.