Objective: To create a complex, industry level, project that builds off the skills we learned this year. You must learn at least one new technology . Your grade will be based on the level of complexity of your final project. I have listed some examples of technologies to learn and rated their general complexity. Ultimately, complexity will be evaluated by me and you are welcome to ask for feedback on where the complexity of your project will land you.
Note: I am not familiar with many of the technologies below. The purpose here is for you to learn something, yourself, as web developers are often forced to do in the real world. If you think you will need help, I suggest going with Phaser because most students will do it and you can help each other . I have limited knowledge of Phaser.
Phaser ( The most popular 4th quarter project topic is to create phaser games housed in a bootstrap based website). There is a great range in complexity that using Phaser allows for
Example Projects, probable complexity and grade.
The table below lists technologies you can use and provides a general guideline for its complexity and likely grade outcome. If something is classified as an “add-on,” then it is a way to increase complexity but should not, in and of itself, be considered complex enough on its own.
|Phaser (meh)||Edits one of the pre-built games on phaser.io, nothing much new||very low||C|
|Phaser (moderate)||Creates one new game, but it is relatively simple (asteroids) and submits 1 page website that uses bootstrap||Moderate||B-|
|Phaser (good)||Creates completely new complex game (maybe uses physics or other unique coding)||moderate-high||B+/ A|
|Node.js/Gulp||Learns how to use nodejs and employs Gulp to improve workflow||Moderate||add on|
|Remote git||Learns how to push and pull from remote git repo on github||low||add-on|
|Foundation||Learn a bootstrap alternative and create several web pages||moderately low||C+|
|Angular||Creates a multi page website with the angular .js framework||high||B/A|
|Mathjax||Learns how to integrate the Mathjax math library for rendering professional looking mathematics||low||add-on|
|Vim||Consistently edits with Vim . I will quiz you on how to use VIM and I will expect to see you editing with VIM during class||moderate||add on|
List of other utitlites and libraries to use:
- Underscore Js : Super helpful, low bandwidth js library to simplify doing common genreic operations like shuffling an array
Notes: these can be combined to add complexity and professionalism. For instance, you can create a multipage website based on Vue and some of the pages can house phaser games that you create. This has the potential of an A+, assuming the Phaser games are original.
Not comfortable with Programming? Here is a multi technology example that will get a B:
This is an example that will get people who are not very comfortable with programming into the “B” range: Learn how to use Foundation, or another bootstrap alternative, and also how to integrate Mathjax to display math equations. You can create a multi page math website full of equations. You could add using remote git or Gulp to get the grade up even a bit more.