As usual, the last 10% took longer than expected, and I spent all last week finishing WattDepot up. It now has all the functionality required by the first WattDepot assignment in ICS 413/613. Virtual sources are working (except for some exceptional cases), and interpolated resources like power, energy, and carbon all work. There’s also a new wiki page explaining how to use the WattDepot client library. To help those unfamiliar with the physical concepts behind electrical power, I wrote a page explaining those concepts. There is now a public distribution of WattDepot available, but no installation documentation so not really useable outside the class context yet.
While getting WattDepot to this point was pretty exhausting, there’s still a laundry list of refactoring and features needed to make it more generally functional. I’ll be working on that this week.
Plans from last week:
- Finish implementing Power resource GET for a timestamp
- Design and implement Energy resource GET for a range of times
- Design and implement Carbon resource GET for a range of times
- Refactor some of the bogus WattDepot code that has accumulated
- started, but much more to be done
Other accomplishments from last week:
- Discovered that PMD failures were not failing Hudson builds for projects derived from hackystat-developer-example. Fixed for wattdepot, oscar-project, and hackystat-developer-example, but others could be lurking.
Pointers to work products:
- WattDepot subversion repository
- REIS seminar web pages
- WritingWattDepotClients page
- PhysicalConcepts page
Plans for this week:
- Make list of refactoring changes to implement
- Start designing real persistence layer
- Make Saunders demo with virtual source Google visualization?
- Start planning for next 413/613 assignment
- Write WattDepot server installatoin and configuration wiki page
- UHM thesis/dissertation LaTeX style. This has been worked on by many hands, and I recently passed on the link to ICS MS student who passed his defense and now needs to work on formatting. 🙂