Glass Thickness Calculator Based On AngularJS and Node.js
Our customer who was involved in developing couple of web projects for one of the biggest European glass producer asked us to create a special web application - “Glass Thickness Calculator”. The main goal of such application is simplifying process of taking orders and calculating some special technical parameters in automatic way to improve speed of forming quotes.
- Technologies and platforms: HTML5, NodeJs, Grunt, CoffeeScript, AngularJs, Sass, Jade (Template Engine), WebStorm, Karma, Jasmine
- Effort: 2 man-months
Together with the customer we adjusted the following main requirements for this web application:
- Developing application should be easy with simple and light UI;
- As application will have a lot of calculations made on Front–End side such as mathematical formulas with using a lot of different floating and stable specific values – it should be designed as “Thick client”;
- To increase quality of final result we proposed to use Unit Testing procedure (Front-End should be structured in proper way for that);
APPROACH AND RESULTS
After summarizing project requirements and investigation how better develop them we decided to use Node.JS as main program platform plus Angular JS as Front-End framework. Chosen technologies helped us to make programming of all project calculation in really fast and effective ways.
For example, user is able to choose dozens of parameters, such as glazing type, geometry, wind load, boundary conditions and etc. With a help of this, our developed glass thickness calculator is a real windfall for business owner. It allows producing glass, according to natural factors, including wind and snow loads.
Using Unit Testing procedure provided possibility to decrease quantity of bugs and launch project for production on very short terms.