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Getting Some Development Ideas from You

I woke up this morning feeling very frustrated about something at work.

There is this functionality that is so simple, yet I can’t find a lot of service provider offering it.

So I am contemplating coding this myself.

It will also be good since I may eventually be able to own the intellectual property rights to this.

And that means Investment Moats readers may eventually be benefit from it if Kyith becomes resurgent as a coder.

However, that would mean that the writing stuff will have to go down.

So this is roughly what I need

I am thinking of developing firstly an offline application.

  1. This application is a series of standalone web-pages that are not host on a server
  2. I prefer not to install anything on a computer. It is OK to install something to develop the application
  3. Web-pages pulls the data from a flat file kind of database. Some of the prospective database that I can think of are CSV, JSON. I thought of SQLite but I cannot remember if I need the computer to install something to run SQLite
  4. One or two of the pages will need to be standard CRUD (create, result, update, delete)
  5. Data wise this is not heavy. You won’t have a lot of transactions a day. Probably one transaction a year.
  6. The main output will be reports that can be printed out.
  7. There will be a need for web charts

In terms of development stack, what would you recommend?

I came from a Java development background but frankly I have not developed much so the skill is at best passable. The last time though, I did develop an Android application and listed it for a while, so I would say it is still functional.

Since I created my Dividend Stock Tracker, I have minimal PHP skills. I have a slight understanding and testing of JQuery and JavaScript is something that I am really not good at.

What I do understand is that the future seemed to be based on Python, but not sure if there is a stack that can give me something of a front-end, back-end and database all in an offline manner.

Open to Suggestions

I thought I could research this up, but if I have some developers, solution architects or students among my readers, this could help me narrow things down.

I probably want to keep this away from my day job first. Although I just got out of probation but I don’t think I want to be seen as doing something that seemingly might be lower in priority.

If you have some good suggestions you can email me at [email protected] or reach me at Telegram: @kyith. Or comment below!

Thanks in Advance!

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Sunday 22nd of September 2019

Hi kyith, I am doing a bit of python learning (moonlighting) and I will say, easy to understand but difficult to master. I'm sure there are libraries as python has quite extensive group of network. I have similar challenge as u at work and I would recommend "modelling" your issue on excel with vba while u figure out if u want to program it out. If u have office 365, that becomes the Web publishing tool of sorts.


Sunday 22nd of September 2019

Hi Raymond, thanks for sharing your experience. I have an issue with excel and VBA haha man i think as much as i do not like javascript it still makes more sense than VBA. But i will listen to what you said.


Saturday 21st of September 2019

With that rather unique set of requirements, you might want to look into GatsbyJS if you're up for learning some modern JS. If a standalone web app isn't a hardcore requirement and you'd rather learn python for its data processing prowess, then you could try using jupyter notebook where you can execute code fragments and do charting as well.

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