Social media today is, in our opinion, too polarising. Even the most positive posts are often overtaken and overrun by those determined to troll others and cause mayhem. With this in mind, it's no wonder that people are turning away from social media altogether for the sake of their mental health, but this means that they miss out on forming connections with others online. There must be a middle ground - a social media messaging forum that has positivity at the heart of its operation. Now there is
How We Built Our Project
In the backend we used node.js together with express and websocket to communicate with the user, and a PostgreSQL database to store the data. Different tables were created within this database to store the data for the users and the ventures (messages), allowing for these to later be accessed and let us clear the database should we need to.
What We Learned
Partway through our project, we were informed that we were unable to do our original idea. Because of this, we had to adapt to the new situation and see how we could adjust our idea to what we have now. As well as this, we had issues working with the new software and the trial and error situations that can arise from that. We also had some issues with websocket being what we can only describe as "temperamental"; periodically it would simply throw up an error that we would have to try and work through.