Talking about bio students, Peter, CJ and I ran across a UCSF bio phd student in the BART tonight at 10:30pm ish. She was working hard, energetic and in her last year of graduate studies. I have never actually met anyone who are going to UCSF’s bio phd programs. She must be extremely smart! Asked her about what does she do, and she said DNA replication. I said, “old and boring”…. then she went on to defend the field… Sorry about that. I personally like neuro science or developmental biology more than any sub field, because we knew almost nothing in those fields…
Anyway, back to programming….
Ricky and I made solid progress today.
– Now using backbone-bootstrap modal. Since tons of our interactions happen inside the modal, I expect the existing library won’t satisfy our need and we might end up adding more things to the library.
– Now knows how to add new views/models/collections to the project based on Thorax-seed. I tried to manually add them in the beginning. Latter I realized that I was supposed to use “grunt generate”. Totally wasted time because I didn’t read the document line by line.
– Larry spent more time with Joe on the database side. It seems like we are almost there with the final database schema.
Tips on Backbone:
– Add a sub-view.
this.$el.append( (new Backbone.Views.ChildView()).render() );