Wednesday, 18 April 2012

TM470 TMA02 Submitted

Yesterday I submitted TMA02 for TM470, this assignment was focussed upon progress so far with the practical aspects of my project as well as offering plenty of opportunity for review and reflection upon how everything was going so far. Personally, I found that I have spent a large amount of time on the practical activity and getting to grips with JPA and other technologies I had chosen to use to implement my project. This has meant that my original project plan was probably a little ambitious, trying to squeeze in a lot of dev work across a database, web service, user interface and enrichment mechanism. I therefore took this opportunity to reevaluate the scope of the project and adjust the time on my project plan accordingly. I was also keen to incorporate a lot of the feedback my tutor provided on my initial TMA, particularly articulating how my solution will solve the problem that I outlined which wasn't necessarily clear on the first draft. In general I am enjoying the course, it is a lot of work and completely self driven but the challenge of working to a tight project schedule and teaching myself knew technologies along the way is actually enjoyable. (Even if it is getting difficult to stay motivated after a day in the office in front of a computer!)