This week our team primarily focused on preparing technology, making contact with our technical lead as well as the team. A teammate and I asked questions starting conversations on topics such as the database integration with Shopify. In the future we will need to do more research on Shopify, and what they offer in regards to API’s. Additionally I focused on understanding the Rapid Acceleration Development (RAD) model for a high level, conceptual model for processing our projects tasks.
This week I also took some time to get familiar with a prototype sketch up of their website design. This prototype they created helped me get a better understanding of how they developed their design across pages. Specifically sorting out the design beforehand can help reduce a large portion of the workload in comparison to if you attempt to build a website design all at once. We are also starting to organize our tasks each week as a group so that we are all familiar with what we are up against each week!