Posts Tagged ‘standalone library’

Developing a Website using a software parts library

October 18, 2014

he activity associated with development of a software parts library for the development of a web-site will be presented here. This will be an extension of the library used to prepare Programmable Software Development Environment manual.

This effort was started a long time ago following the development of the manual software parts library. Its purpose was to eliminate the need for Front Page. It was subsequently put on hold so that other more important efforts could proceed.

Mr. Mike is a long time professional friend of mine who has recently offered to reconstruct my Web-Site. I told him my plan to use my tool to rebuild my site. He has had difficulties relating to my technology (It is quite different than normal programming methods) and I am not really skilled in Web-site design. We both felt that this might a great opportunity to make the technical connection.

FRIDAY: 2014/10/17

STATUS: Again as always, a battle-plan becomes obsolete with the firing of the first shot. The running of the CSS development task is quite slow; too slow to do a comprehensive test sequence with the test task.

DETAIL: As was reported earlier, I determined the primary reason for the slow speed was the use of the script system to reorder the preparation of the CSS files. I also determined that I was not using the scripts optimally. I made the modifications needed to improve its efficiency and now the development speed of the CSS files, although still slow, is acceptable. It will not be acceptable for a comprehensive test program in which all of the possible error conditions are properly tested.

RESULTS: The only easy way that I know to solve this process is to convert CSS Software parts library containing a large collection of software parts to a collection of small software parts libraries, each of which performs a limited function that can be quickly tested.

NEXT TASK: My first small software parts library that I plan to prepare will define and write the font families. You will recall that I recently made an improvement in this sub-function. A few more minor modifications and this sub-function will become a standalone library that will be accessed by the CSS Software parts library and comprehensively testable.