Reddit April Fools 2015
What it does
It allows one to work together with an online anonymous community to keep a website running. Even when there is almost no purpose, it shows that we can band together over even the most mundane things.
How we built it
Created a basic MS Paint sketch, using tables to create an attractive GUI. From there, we used some pre-built Bootstrap and some CSS tweaks to bring our art to life. Using Web Sockets and Node.js, with which we had no previous experience, we constructed a chatroom and server-side countdown timer.
Challenges we ran into
-Difficulties with collaboration through repl.it -Understanding the new languages and technology.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
-Server-Side countdown timer -Learning/interpreting new languages and methods
What we learned
-It's difficult to do real-time collaborative programming -How to use node.js and WebSockets -How easy it is to make vulnerabilities on a website.
What's next for The Final Down-Count
-Accounts, databases -Scripting protection