2013 New Possibilities

Happy 2013 everyone!

I hope you’ve had a restful time away from the away from it all and were able to spend some quality time recharging your batteries to get ready for what is sure to be an exciting new year.

2013 is already shaping up to be a really exciting year.  The coming semester is really going to be all about bringing all the technical skills I first learned and then developed 2012 in isolation, and combining them.  To be perfectly honest I expect the coming weeks and months to be most interesting stage of the Web Development program.  Learning about the various SQL commands for databases, proper JavaScript syntax, and .NET controllers didn’t really hold my attention as well as it could have last semester.  So the one big draw for me this semester is seeing all of the various pieces working together in a fully integrated website.

One such site that I and several of my classmates are currently in the early stages of working on is an online auction site that connects buyers and sellers of a whole range of products together.  We’re still in the planning and designing the features we want to include in it and without giving away too much what I can tell you is that it will feature a robust search engine for the items posted, user accounts for site visitors that want to do more than just “window shop.”  One thing I realized as I sat down with my teammates to list out the main features this site will need to incorporate what became abundantly clear almost immediately complex website I will have helped construct so far.  Whist this is a bit scary sitting here now at the outset it also holds a great deal of promise because this will give each of us the opportunities to really flex our coding muscles to their limits.  As the old saying goes, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Be sure to stay tuned for updates as things start to get underway.