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My first JavaScript webapp: Weight Loss Tracker (JS ep.1)

My first JavaScript webapp: Weight Loss Tracker (JS ep.1)

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ยทJul 8, 2022ยท

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Why? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I have been trying to learn JS for the better part of a decade. I always seem to get disheartened, lose motivation, have trouble understanding, and ultimately fail ๐Ÿ’ฉ. This time I hope to decrease the pressure, relax the timelines, and try to digest everything. This in itself runs the risk of losing momentum, so I started this blog. A place to track my progress, thoughts, fears and progress.


How I'll do it

  1. ๐Ÿ‘‰ User stories - Practice Scrum (This episode!)
  2. Development flowchart - Plan out how to build it
  3. Project Management - Track and stay motivated

I will show code snippets and explanations and share all source files, so if anyone ever reads this, feel free to constructively trash me.

if (isFat) {
  stillDieting = true;
}


What I'll build

I will build a weight tracker webapp that records a user's weight on a daily basis, plotting the data on a graph that shows a goal weight & trend-line, and supporting multiple users. Data will be stored on something like firebase.

My inspiration is Libra for android:

libra.png

Graph view, styled input, entries list


What comes next?

  1. Refactor/Rebuild as MVC
  2. Rebuild in ReactJS ๐Ÿ˜Ž



User Stories

  • As a user, I want to record my weight, so I can keep a daily record of my fatness.
  • As a user, I want to edit previous recordings, so I can correct any mistakes I make.
  • As a user, I want to see my weight history on a graph, so I can see my overall progress.
  • As a user, I want to see a trend-line, so I know if I am making progress or not.
  • As a user, I want to see my BMI classification, so I know how healthy I am.



Flow Chart

Purely experimental, I do not yet have enough knowledge to know if this is accurate, meaningful, or useful, but it's helpful for my planning and understanding.

Screen Shot 2022-07-09 at 21.34.21.png




Big shout out to Damian Demasi. I was so inspired by his learning journey and To-Do app blog post on Hashnode, I shamelessly ripped him off.



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