Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GSoC 2011 Integration with External APIs: GSoC ends with great experiences


We came into the end of Summer of Code 2011. It was one of the best collaborative development environments i've ever been before. I learned lots of stuff especially about Google Data APIs, OAuth, Javascript, Rest structure . I improved my code writing skills for more beautiful Python code. I worked with very nice and smart people. I tried to look problems like from their perspectives which  led me better reasoning against problems. As a result, it was a long but short summer that I spent my most of my time in front of my computer, but that was really fun. I own special thanks to my mentor Mario and co-mentor Madhusudan for spending quite amount of their time with my problems, reviews and newbie questions.

Last week was a little rush for me. I worked on Carol's issue about shipment trackings. Program administrator wants to share some spreadsheets that holds shipment tracking numbers, notes, address for students. A task for this spreadsheet is going to run and data will be synced to Melange datastore so student will be able to see the shipments sent for them in the dashboard page. We hope it will be used for the final shipments this year.

That's a video i captured for its initial state: