Humans are Dumb (and things are VERY bad)
Obviously It’s still not uploaded which means it isn’t ready. After a day of mostly being my own worst enemy in making silly problems I have things seeming to work but need more time to test it to be sure as while chasing problems I changed a lot of other things and just want to make sure it’s all sorted back out before I compile it for upload. I can tell the counter for the API calls isn’t working correctly for instance and it’s messing with the timer now.. Little things that are annoying still need to be cleaned up. If it wasn’t for the various bouts of pain I’ve been in I’d have finished it by now but it’s hard to code when I hurt that badly.
I really need to get better at recording changes as well so I have more detailed posts as well…. eventually. haha
Should be within the week and now has Stocks, Crypto, and Forex requests all working. Once I finish adding in Fundamentals and the Economic stats it’ll either be back to my own indicator calculator and then onto the plotter that will be able to use the data to give charts and other visuals with selections from the stored data. With the lack of direct interest in the program currently it’s most likely I’m going to go for my own personal part of the program either until I hit a wall that annoys me too much or interest picks up over here, as I’ve stated previously the programs on this site are more refined branches of my own tools I’m making with some things added, removed, or changed.
Still hurting but can code again when I have the time as I did before. I have made progress on the back end of the API requests to simplify it for myself, removing options that aren’t really needed in my opinion such as having both daily and daily adjusted calls given the adjusted includes both the unadjusted and adjusted close prices. While I did this I added in all but 2 of the call options for Alpha Vantage (Listing & Delisting status along with Earnings and IPO calendar were left out).
So now I am trying to figure out a simplistic UI while updating the aesthetics and code to allow me more flexibility in altering it later on as I need. It’s pretty a pretty productive week and a half or so again which has been a nice change after losing around a month or so of coding time and needing to catch up on everything else the injury put me behind with.
I’m hoping to have the version with Crypto currency, Forex, Stocks, and fundamentals out by the end of this weekend. Really just depends how much I can sit here for and I really need to set aside some me time that isn’t work, maybe some Storm Works or something. I keep getting caught up in learning better ways to code things causing me to rewrite or adjust large portions of code, it’s making me get better are learning how to segment things for testing so my workflow speed is increasing but as with anything… it’s a process with a lot of rabbit holes hahaha.
For now Enjoy some updated pictures of the slightly updated UI 🙂
It has been around 12 days since I last gave any sort of update. Due to my injury getting worse I was still unable to do very much until the last couple of days, either unable to sit at the computer or being unable to focus enough to solve any real issues.
But tonight I finally got some coding done and a couple of issues sorted out. Ultimately I went with redesigning the wheel rather than using the wrapper I currently am in my code more for me having more control over the relatively simple task and also so I don’t have to rely on the consistency of anyone else’s code in regards to the functionality any more than I am already required to do.
Learning how to manipulate JSON files while in agonizing pain wasn’t very fun, but ultimately worked out in the end.
The goal is to hopefully get the api request code written and implemented by the end of next week and start to get Cyrpto and Intraday working properly. I did have Intraday working but didn’t like how I was going to have to implement it for tickers where that wasn’t available.
I am reinventing the wheel in this case because over all my goal is to be able to use this code to read data in general, not just from Alpha Vantage and also not just financial data. So this will be more useful for me in the long run and will save me from trying to write it into my code later on, which I have been trying to plan for in the background this entire time.
One might think I had a little clue as to the steps of software development by the way I talk about plans, but I’m just doing my best to make my life easier is all.. haha
I’ve finally managed to spend a few hours in my chair off and on, with the help of muscle relaxants and a heat pad, but unfortunately for this project my daughter wanted a Minecraft Java server up and running and wanted me to play with her, and so that (and the troubleshooting with our old equipment) took precedence 🙂
Later this evening or early next week development will resume.
Unfortunately I have injured my shoulder/back somehow and have been unable to air in my office chair, or any chair, in general the past week. Given my desk isn’t a standing desk I have been unable to sit here long enough to accomplish anything before the pain gets too bad and I can’t think about anything else anymore.
It’s now finally starting to get better and I am lucky enough to have an office chair with many adjustments so I can configure it into something that should be able to work now, although not consistently yet as it heals the positing I need to sit in changes since it’s effecting my neck, shoulder, and back. I’ve now managed a couple of hours sitting here the last day.
This is to say there hasn’t been any progress in actual development this week but the plan is still to add Intraday next along with crypto currency. I’m thinking I might also look at rewriting the way the API calls are made and handled as well and once that’s all sorted out I can start working on the charting module next for all the data we are obtaining.
I’m hoping this heals up in the next week or so and I can go back to my usual routine, it’s been annoying to have the time but not be able to utilize it.