I was hired as a front-end developer to update existing—and implement new—features for a proprietary timekeeping system. My portion of the application required mainly using Flask(Python) and VueJS. I had little experience using either prior to this project, but was able to quickly learn what was neccessary to deliver on my assignments.
My first assignment was implementing a print to PDF feature for reporting. As I found out, HTML does not directly translate to PDF. After troubleshooting and researching, I found a conversion tool, WeasyPrint, which I was able to import into the project. Using WeasyPrint, along with a custom stylesheet, I was able to push the feature and it was moved into production. Having the PDF reports was a big win for the client.
Additional features I implemented were:
- A geolaction feature that checked for location permissions on the user's device, and if permissions were disabled, browser specific instructions were given to enable them.
- Created an accessible version of the site which included removing and altering animations, improving contrast and font sizes, and changing the navigation structure.
- Added additional API endpoints and back-end logic to address the accessible version, and additionally modified existing endpoints to account for updates to features I worked on.
As this is a proprietary software, I do not have access to the code or finished product. However, the owner/project manager that I worked for left a recommendation for me on LinkedIn praising my work.