Entry 1 - 18/8/11
Today, I familiarised myself with Major Project Task, making sure that I understood all the
design phases and their respective components. Following this, I created the layout for my
documentation, with title and contents pages, and then selected the web application that I
will develop – “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.
Entry 2 - 21/8/11
Throughout today, I have worked on and completed Phase 1 of the Major Project (Aim and
Entry 3 - 28/8/11
Over the past few days, I have been completing, and have now finished, sections 2.1 and 2.2
of the documentation.
Entry 4 - 3/9/11
Today, I finished the pseudocode for my Major Project (2.3), thereby completing Phase 2 of
Entry 5 - 5/9/11
Finished the main layout for the application and created a countdown function to display a
five second countdown to the start of the game, which leads into the in-game screen
(currently blank with no content – i.e. questions, answers, etc – on it).
Entry 6 - 7/9/11
Today, I managed to get the questions and answers to display in the in-game state, reading
in correctly from Questions text file.
Entry 7 - 15/9/11
Over the last few days, I have been working on the selection of answers when a player clicks
on them, the checking of answers when a user locks them in, and on the Winner’s Cheque
screen that displays upon winning the game.
Entry 8 - 16/9/11
I had an extremely productive day today. Firstly, I successfully designed and implemented
the timer option of the web application, enabling it to count down to 0 and then display an
alert box telling the user that the timer has run out (then redirecting them back to the Start
Menu as they have lost the game). I then managed to find pictures for each of the in-game
lifelines and get them to display on the left side of the in-game screen, with a confirm box
popping up whenever a player clicks on one of them (to make sure that the player wants to
use that particular lifeline). Finally, I managed to get the Fifty-Fifty lifeline working fully, so
that it randomly crosses out two incorrect answers to a question
Entry 9 - 19/9/11
Today, I finished coding my Major Project! Yesterday, I completed the rest of the lifelines,
ensuring that they worked and functioned as they were supposed to. Then today, I was able
to get the levels (from $100 to $1,000,000) to display on the right side of the screen, being
highlighted as a player progresses throughout the game.
Entry 10 - 20/9/11
I completed the testing phase of the documentation today. However, I found it difficult to
recollect all of the testing (and its results) that I had done on the game as it was being
developed. In hindsight, I should have completed this phase of the documentation as I was
coding the application, as it would have saved me time and effort in recollecting this
information, as well as potentially improving my speed in solving error/s as I would have be
able to keep a better track of what I had and hadn’t tried to fix the error/s. This is a lesson
that I will definitely apply in future projects like this; at school, in university and in the
workforce as the need arises.
Entry 11 - 22/9/11
Finally! I have completed the Major Project! Over the past two days, I have been working
upon the evaluation component of the assignment, which is comprised of a product and
process reflection, as well as a listing of possible modifications to the
design/implementation of the single page application (SPA) to make it more efficient and
effective. Overall, this assignment has been incredibly taxing, both in terms of time and
cognitive effort. However, upon completion, I am really proud of the work that I have done
and what I have been able to achieve. I look forward to hopefully using the skills that I have
learnt and consolidated within this assignment during the rest of my schooling, university
and working life!