How To Build A Web App
In Five Days
Tales from the Front Line... blap blap!
Weapons of Choice
Subversion with Versions and hosted on
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
AIM, MSN and Skype
Zend Framework - Loosely coupled PHP
Know your framework or suffer...
Chain of Command
Photoshop mockups and concepts
XHTML and CSS production
Database schema design - MySQL
Testing and bug fixing
Documentation writing... yawn!
Version control - even if you’re just a team of
Deployment tools - bash scripts, hosted SVN
Front-end Optimization - combining, minifying,
Even the great must fall
If you don’t thoroughly test clever features,
you will look very stupid!
Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups
Test. Test again. Fire up lots of browsers. Click
till your bones ache, type till your eyes bleed.
E-mail blogs and mailing lists
Tell every poor sod within earshot
The Best Bits
It feels really great to connect with your users
No deadlines, no budgets, no client!
Freedom to try new things
Real passion breeds really cool things