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August 11, 2018 10:36 UTC Team potatoCode (stretchly - break time reminder app)Subscribe to this teams's activities

Debugging

Today we're working on the features from last week and this week combined. It's some challenge to update the Tray menu. We encountered this issue that an update of the menu regularly is not possible. We want to update the tray menu regularly so the timeleft till next break and / or the do not disturb mode are exposed to the user. We are meeting with our coach Daniel, who is helping us learn debugging and a bit more about a call back functions.

We're researching into why our code for updating the tray menu doesn't work. It seems to be a bit buggy and there's not that much online on the specific issue (that might be because electron isn't that widely used).

The issue to show a custom wallpaper when in a break is also making progress, we've got an image opening up in breaks now.

We discussed that it would be nice to also invest some time in learning interviewing problems that will be asked when we're applying for jobs. This is something we will do next time we meet with Daniel. He'll give us som problems to solve as 'homework' and we'll do some when we're together. Also he'll ask us the questions that will be asked during interviews. A question we already got is "What's JSON?". You expect this to be 'easy' but it's hard and very valuable to get some exercise in.

Up next:

- PR's and feature issue's worked on:

  • "add-pause-untill-morning";
  • "show timeleft in tray menu";
  • "DND mode (stuck at update tray menu to show DND)";
  • "costum wallpapers for breaks"

- Interview techniques

Till next time,
potatoCode
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