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Nwanze franklin
Nwanze franklin

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Ravot (A realtime dashboard)

What I built

A real time dashboard for a company

Demo Link

https://realtime.bluebecks.com/
for the purpose of test I am dropping a single admin user login and password

https://realtime.bluebecks.com/login
email: franko4don@gmail.com
password: tomcat

Link to Code

https://github.com/RealDash/realtime-dashboard

How I built it (what's the stack? did I run into issues or discover something new along the way?)

  • Project Overview

We worked on a real time dashboard to display tasks, announcements, important events in the future, which music is currently playing etc. Our dashboard was built using Laravel, Vue and Pusher.
Our intent is to display this dashboard on a TV Screen against a wall in our office.

The dashboard(live dashboard end) will have the following:

  1. Upcoming events scheduled by the admin. An announcement section to display announcement to interns/team members.
  2. A Scrumy board section.
  3. Github section to display statistics of our numerous public repositories on Github.
  4. Bitbucket section.
  5. The music that is currently playing in the office.
  6. A clock with the current date and time.

After the browser displays the dashboard for the first time, we’ll never refresh the page again. WebSockets and Vue are being leveraged to update the sections. Doing it this way will avoid having to refresh the page and in turn flashing screens.

Each section is its own Vue component. Laravel’s default scheduler is used to check for scheduled events and fires an event which is broadcasted to pusher when a logic is satified. When data is received, a broadcast event is fired to Pusher.

This powerful service (Pusher) leverages websockets to carry over server events to clients in real-time. On the client side we used Laravel’s echo. The JavaScript library that makes handling those Pusher events very easy. Still on the client side each Vue component will listen to new events to update on the displayed sections.

Team Members

We had three persons who worked on this project. Team members collaborated on Github and project development began on Friday 18th May, 2018 that's after initial commit on 2nd of may, 2018.

Below are the names of the team members:

  1. Nwanze Franklin (franko4don): Team Lead
  2. Timothy Onyiuke (timolinn): Team Member
  3. Nwankwo Gabriel (gfuns): Team Member

How it was built

We started out with the requirement analysis on the system we proposed to design which is a mini task management system with real time feed. We iterated over a few designs and technologies to use then got our specifications.

After much deliberation we came up with the following

  • Specifications
  1. Laravel, vuejs, Laravel Echo and Pusher will be used for the project, Laravel for backend, Laravel Echo and Vuejs for front end and Pusher as websocket for realtime updates
  2. Task management module for admins to create tasks while setting the description and the scheduled time of start and completion.
  3. Task Assignment module for users who will be able to pick tasks, work on them and deliver by clicking a button so that it goes in for review
  4. Music management module which Enables the admin to create and delete music as well as set the current music to play on the live dashboard view with just a click in real time
  5. Announcment management module which enables admins create company wide announce ments.
  6. Gist module for users where anyone can drop the latest gist in shortest words as possible
  7. Event management module enables admin create upcoming events for display on the live dashboard
  8. Artist module for managing artists that have music on the platform
  9. Categories management for adding the category of tasks that can be created
  10. User Module for managing users on the platform by the admin, the admin can delete a user as well as view a user
  11. Profile module that enables a user manage his/her profile

*Processes

  1. Database analysis
  2. Version control integration with github
  3. Creation of migrations and seeders
  4. Template integration for dashboard(Gentelella alella)
  5. Simple Autodeploy setup from github to test server
  6. Design of live feed dashboard with HTML and CSS
  7. Creation of routes and controllers as well as adding functionalities
  8. Pusher integration on the backend
  9. Laravel Echo integration for frontend
  10. Vuejs setup with laravel mix
  11. Breaking down html and css designs of live feed dashboard into vue components
  12. adding functionality to components and setting up listeners for pusher events
  13. Testing of Each module with fake data
  14. Fixing of discovered bugs
  15. Deployment

Additional Resources/Info

https://blog.pusher.com/writing-realtime-apps-with-laravel-5-and-pusher/
https://vuejs.org/
https://laravel.com/docs/5.5
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Conclusion

Thanks to dev.to and pusher for this opportunity to explore real time apps, This app will later be used for the new technology hub (https://binaryhills.org) we are setting up for managing tasks and daily activities.

Top comments (54)

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Praise Sunday

Amazing job guys! Y'all deserve some accolades πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Nwanze franklin Author

hope it's not pun intented sir? thanks

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Praise Sunday

Lol πŸ˜‚, I'm now a pun masterπŸ˜‚. No sir, I meant every line of code in that comment

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Chinedu Orie

wow, I'm blown away. Awesome work guys!

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Abraham Udele

Great job guys.. This is a very cool idea

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

Thanks

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Nwanze franklin Author

thanks

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Stephen Jude

This is cool

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Ugochukwu Aronu

Great job guys. We nice work. The app will really help us at binary hills. Nice insight.

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Ifunanya Ikemma

This is great. Congratulations

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5ran6

Great job

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

5ran6, Android and Arduino Lord. Thanks bro

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5ran6

Lol. You're still my boss sir

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Jokem

Welldone guys...Welldone

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Akaolisa AktiViti

Beautiful.

THIS IS AWESOMELY COOL.

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divineobeagu

Nice one guys, it's nice seing a design thinking inspired coding. This is real code solving real life problem. I am blown away.

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

Brotherly! Thanks bro

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Nwanze franklin Author

thanks and cheers to the team

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Wisdom

Nice work guys!!

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

Engr Wok Thanks boss

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leonardo okpeh

Nice work my people..This is just the beginning...

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

The Digital Marketing Apostle. Thanks boss

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Teslim

Gfunsssssss. I sight u. Great job guys, you people need to get out of this country, Do well for yourselves and come back. You got potentials

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Nwankwo Gabriel Onyedikachi

Abi o, thanks bro

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Pius Anzaku

Awesome

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Frank Umeadi

Great work guys! Success!

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