Egypt is experiencing its first free elections since decades.
And I have decided to test if the web technologies practiced inside a secure enterprise network would also work in the real-Internet-world.
I got the permission to go ahead and use the API provided by the Egyptian government for the people to query their database for Election Locations, candidates ,constituents and contests.
I got to learn a lot about the political map in Egypt and try to adapt my application quickly to different and shifting requirements.
I have made the following technical decisions:
- Use PHP and MYSQL . because that is the available platform I have
- Use the PHP framework Codeigniter . Which I have to admit, so far I’m enjoying that decision. Sometimes you feel there is a lack of documentation, but if you dig deep enough you will find your answers. anyway not bad for my first time.
Anyway that is my experience about the difference between Enterprise -web and real-web applictions.
Looking forward to hear your suggestions and rating.
Ah, the website I created is : http://eg.maksoft.ch