This week I made some slight changes in different CSS files to improve the look of various pages of the module. With the functionality part of the module finished I have started preparing End Term Presentation which I would be uploading by Monday night. Next week as given in GSoC guidelines I plan to finish any documentation of the module that is needed.
This week I was not able to achieve much as I had to attend a camp organised by my college. However I was able to add some functionality to some pages. Some pages lacked navigation options which I have added this week. I had previously not added breadcrumbs and Logout options for registration pages and have done so in this week. Next week I’ll be giving finishing touches to the project and preparing for the final presentation.
This week I had two tasks – to implement the functionality of registrationApp module and the other thing was to figure out a way to reduce the size of large JS files which are used in various pages such as FindPatient Page and PatientDashboard page. I was thinking along the lines of minifying those JS files and compressing them to reduce the data that has to be transferred over the server as almost all web browsers today support compression and decompression of files. I also had a discussion over the mailing list regarding this topics where I got valued inputs for Darius, Burke and Lluis. While i got to know from Burke that OpenMRS already has GZiP turned on, so all files between the server and the browser are automatically compressed and decompressed. So the size of the pages would already be reduced to some extent.
Now the next step in making this module more light weight would be to focus on the initial responsiveness of specific high value pages( an advice given by Darius).
Meanwhile, I also completed the above mentioned task of implementing RegistrationApp module.
Now from the next week onwards I’ll start with the style guide of the module, while continuing my efforts to find out ways to reduce size of large JS files.
The other thing I wanted to try out in the coming week is to try if it is possible to send compressed versions of these files (and whether or not it is a good option), as if it is, it would help in reducing the page size by almost 80%.
In the next week, I also have to add functionality of registrationApp module in the Lite module itself as currently it uses registrationApp module for registering patient.
Hi everyone, this week I had to start configuring apps on the home page of the module. The apps I had to configure were to have the same functionality as the Registration App and CoreApps module. The only difference was that the size of the pages should be much smaller than currently used in these apps. The way I saw it I had two options:
The above screenshot shows the register patient App page with a size of 20KBs only.
2. The first approach while easy to implement doesnt look quite right. Making new versions of coreapps module and registerpatient app module and making the light module depend on them is not necessary when the same thing can be achieved via a single module. So I moved to this approach which tries to combine the functionality of coreapps module, registration module and of course reference application. I successfully had written the code for Find patient App and in the coming two week will try to implement the functionality of all the apps. The Image of the home page shows two Find Patient App, one of them is the one that is dependent on the coreapps module and the other one which is a part of the Lite module.
Hi everyone, so this was the week of mid-term evaluations. Glad to have passed the midterm evaluations 🙂 . Unfortunately I could not achieve a lot during this week but here are the things that I was able to do
1. Read about Coreapps module and tried to understand the code of the module.
2. Was able to add links of a few more apps to the homepage of the module, but I am getting some errors while using some of those links.
During the next week I have to decide whether to modify and use the coreapps module for the project or not as I believe certain features of the coreapps module are designed specifically for the referenceapplication.