Creating a web application to control the world The “MJK” Project at CodeMyConcept
Some of HTML coders have grown from taking care of our clients’ PSD to HTML needs to take matters into their own hands and take control, the QA guys have developed a web application to keep track and control some of the clients needs such as edits, additions requests and well, quality control issues of course.
Here is a short interview with one of the master minds behind the idea: Oscar. Hope you like it:
What made you decide on creating the MJK project?
Basically Alex (CodeMyConcept’s QA Manager) had the need to keep track of the pending Q&A projects in a more organized way than just a simple text edit file, we thought about using a Google Docs Spread Sheet but we thought “Hey, we’re programmers. Let’s do this the right way”.
So we built the MJK tool and along the way started adding a bunch of features that a spread sheet would not be able to provide.
How many versions are there of the MJK project?
I kind of think about it as one “never ending” version. We’re adding features to it constantly.
What does the name mean?
Alex and Myself decided to name it after Maynard James Keenan, Tool’s front man. We’re huge fans and thought it would be kinda cool.
Did you have any other name choices?
Not really, well, at the very beginning we were just calling it the Q&A-tool. So Alex started thinking “Q&A-tool%u2026 tool%u2026 TOOL, MAYNARD! Let’s call it MJK!!!!!!”
And he kinda said it as a joke, but I made a lot of sense so we never considered other options.
Do you feel your obsession with Tool is healthy? (Just kidding but he doesn’t know, I just let him answer it anyway).
Quite the contrary, my man crush with Maynard’s singing and lyrics is driving people mad. I’m not a really good singer myself.
so I think is hurting some of the team mate’s ears!
What exactly does the MJK project does right now?
It keeps track of every project that is delivered by the HTML&CSS team, so we can have a record of the coder, project status, arrival date, links, customer’s and Internal notes and screenshots. Plus, it has killer jQuery animations!!
Any plans for the future of other processes at CodeMyConcept?
A whole bunch of plans! Project MJK was just the start of a series of improvements that we have planned for all departments. We’re starting development for another tracking tool for the HTML guys and planning the CMS Implementation tracking tool.
Any nice words for our readers/clients/fans/friends/customers?
Just stay tuned for more ROCKING L33T AWESOMENESS from all the CMC Team!
%u2026and listen to tool, it’s great!