June 19, 2017

Basic Prototype App with Symfony3

The objective of this is to build a simple route, and controller that handles this entire “application.” The components of this simple prototype are essentially a bunch of HTML pages with interaction hard-coded or baked into the twig templates. So the objective here is to build the structure such that building a new template is all that is required and the application will then pick it up. Assumptions Separately a custom controller handles exception catching and 404 errors. Everything, including authentication/authorization can be “faked” Presumably you’d hide this behind HTTP-Basic or keep local only. The Route

The Controller

How it Works Now all you need to do is build your filenames to…

October 24, 2016

Wireframing, Prototyping and Demos oh my!

As far back as I can remember I have been the type of person to draw a problem out so I can visualize it and hopefully solve it by understanding it better. I recall reading studies that explained this was because understanding a problem is more than half the way to solving it. This is similar to the rubber duck philosophy. However, when conceptualizing an idea that isn’t a problem per-se, but you want to articulate your thoughts into a “demo” or prototype, there are countless tools out there, but in my experiences they generally take far too much investment to take a fresh idea into a more appropriate sapling….