Week 2 - The end of the first Milestone!

Published: 06/20/2021

Hi everyone!
A lot of things were made this week, and i'm super excited to share some details with you in this post!

What did you do this week?

This week we've worked on the migration of all of the old APIs to typescript, including the fixes and enhancements. Most of enhancements were focusing on making the code more contribution welcome and maintainable, by splitting the files to understandable structure, making the code more simple, cleaner and commented. Special thanks to all the contributors who contributed to the old APIs, I've just refactored a bit, most of the functionality code were written by them, thank you!.

What is coming up next?

For the next three weeks, I will be working on adding a MongoDB layer, where all icons will be stored there and we will then depend on that layer to retrieve the svg code of the icons them making the needed conversions or customizations. This addition will require some changes to the process of updating the icons, mainly we will depend on gitlab hooks to fetch the newly added icons, I will explain the process it in detail in the upcoming posts.

And two minutes ago before writing this post, I've created the last PR in this milestone, which's the configuration of Github CI to make a linting check, and testing the APIs for each push or pull request. I've learned a lot from playing with Github CI/CD docs, It took time, but I've enjoyed it.

Did you get stuck anywhere?

Not totally stuck, but I've spent a lot of time this week, thinking about the best decisions and the best approaches to approach some tasks, enjoyed and learned a lot.