Monthly Archives: February 2015

Phil 2.27.15

7:30 – 5:30 SR

  • So far the only problem with the new FR app seems to be that people want to use old browser versions, so we’ll need to add a browser test and some kind of splash page.
  • Tooltips? I wonder if I can use angular.element to make that work?
  • Well I spent the whole morning chasing down bugs that turned out to be a bad merge. I think with TypeScript you may have to use the ‘force update’ option and prevent merging altogether. On the plus side, I managed to remove circular references for the CanvasBase and ComponentBase classes by creating a new file for WebGlInterfaces that has the interfaces for both modules. So now at the top of each of the Canvas and Component modules is
    /// <reference path="WebGlInterfaces.d.ts" />

    and that seems to solve that problem

  • Tooltips are now working. Had to write a StyleElement class – it was easier than manipulating the style directly, and this way I was able to use the YUI calls that were in the old code:
    export class StyleElement {
            this.element = e;
            this.x = 0;
            this.y = 0;
            this.hidden = 'visible';
            var rval:any = this;
            return rval[arg];
            return this.x;
            return this.y;
            this.x = args[0];
            this.y = args[1];
            this.element.textContent = text;
            this.hidden = 'visible';
            this.hidden = 'hidden';
            return (this.hidden === 'hidden');
            if(this.hidden === 'hidden'){
                this.hidden = 'visible';
                this.hidden = 'hidden';
            var styleStr = 'left: '+this.x+'px; top:'+this.y+'px; visibility: '+this.hidden;
            this.element.setAttribute("style", styleStr);
  • I am now kind of paranoid about subversion and am now making full backup copies, since I basically had to do that to restore the project after I realized what happened.
  • And as I was testing against browsers, I found that tooltips didn’t work right on FF. That led me down a rabbit hole described in more detail in my blog.

Phil 2.26.15

7:30 – 3:30 SR, 3:30 – 4:30(?) All Hands

  • Snow. Working from home.
    • Getting TypeScript to work
    • Installing NodeJS
    • Installed node and “File Watchers” plugins
    • Settings->Languages and Frameworks->Node.js and NPM->Node interpreter: C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe.
    • Typescript now works, but I need to download definitelyTyped, for which I need Git – Installed.
    • Had to fix the THREE.Mesh d.ts to have the Material be MeshBasicMaterial, which is the default.
    • Compiled all the TypeScript files without errors or warnings. THe code is once more running. That only took 2 hours.
    • Shoveling snow break.
  • Creating a new folder ‘classes’ and moving the TypeScript modules to (CanvasClasses and ComponentClasses) that.
  • Going to try two ways of dealing with the canvas and data
    • Get a pointer to the WebGlCanvas passed to the controller, where WebGlComponent can be added and manipulated.
    • Done (a few times actually). I wound up passing the pointer to a callback function to the WebGlCanvas class that placed itself as the argument and then called the callback. That connects the loop in a nice, optional way. I then tried to have an addCube() method in the controller called, but controllers finish up after directives, I think. So now I’d like to have a way of having the controller call something when it’s ready. That would use the $scope.$on() code, but I’m using the controllerAs pattern , so no default scope. But thanks to this post, I found out how you get at it. Makes good sense too.
    • After looking and looking, I could not find a list of Angular creation events. Then I remembered from somewhere (need to find out where) that wrapping items that need to wait for completion can be done by using zero-length timeouts. Tried it out and it works:
private initCanvasCallback = (canvas:WebGlCanvasClasses.CanvasBase) => {
    var c:any = canvas;
    this.wglCanvas = canvas;
    • I’ll need the timeout function anyway for behaviors calculated in the controller, so it makes sense to have that.
    • And that’s a good day done. Tooltips next.

Dong Shin 02.25.2015

Phil 2.25.15

8:00 – 3:00 SR

  • Deployed new FR to test server
  • change canvas directive so that it takes a config object that is fed to the initializer method
  • Add a model and verify it works inside of linkFn
  • Try and break out the model directive – this is turning out to be a problem. The parent scope should come through if I use transclusion, but that causes the linkFn in the component directive to be called before the class is instantiated (how is that possible, btw). So the answer is probably twofold: First, just treat the objects as a data source and not a component directive. Second, go back to some basic directive examples with transclusion, and then build up an example where parent scope dose track, then start adding in JS Objects until things break
  • Work on tooltip and label rendering?

Dong Shin 02.25.2015

  • working on FR app
    • added getFundingRequestByUser method so non-admins cannot see other’s data
    • disabled Obligation/Outlay when Funding Amount is null

Phil 2.24.15

8:00 – 5:30 SR

  • Looks like the 4th is the good day for the meeting. Sent a note to AJ to see if that works for him and where the meeting is.
  • Got most of the WebGLCanvas ported over and working. Timeouts are handled completely differently. I also had a weird experience being unable to set clientHeight and clientWidth without doing it in CSS. threejs.OrbitControls needs that otherwise things go to infinity (and beyond). Bless the FF debugger!
  • Need to get tooltips working next

Dong Shin 02.23.2015

  • working on FR app
    • added delete Funding Request
    • added foriegn keys to tables to cascade delete Funding Requests
      • fr_contract_details, fr_contract_labors, fr_equipments_materials, fr_government_labors, fr_travels,
      • funding_request_pocs – need special care since it’s many to many relation ( key should not be unique!)
    • special cared needed for MySQL Boolean types in RowMapper since null defaults to false!
      • fundingRequest.setTravelFlag(rs.getObject(“travel_flag”) == null ? null : rs.getBoolean(“travel_flag”));

Phil 2.23.15

7:30 – 2:30 SR

  • Working on scheduling a testing meeting
  • After restarting my deployment test client, all the weird FF errors are gone. The texture map still wouldn’t load, so I tried a smaller one. That worked fine. So no big texture files until we know what’s going on. Also, the drawing context appears to get lost when the screen gets locked.
  • Worked on migrating WebGLCanvas and WebGLComponent to AngularTS. Thinking about how to share the canvas scope with components.

Dong Shin 02.20.2015

  • support on site…
    • new presentation data
      • incorrect Obligations calculations – need to look at Reqonciler
    • new truancy report for FY15 – need to modify so that no changes are required….
    • removed all VizTool POCs from FY13 Budget Centers

Phil 2.20.15

8:00 – 4:30 SR

  • A tad nippy today
  • Updating monthly reports and adding an FY15 truancy report. Done.
  • Spent the rest of the day building TypeScript versions of WebGLCanvas and WebGLComponent
  • Wrote up detailed notes here.