PHP and JS Health Savings Calculator

Collaborated on building a health care calculator that allows users to calculate their health care costs and view charts that display their health savings.

Features

  • Implemented a HandleBars JS for templating and JS graphing library to dynamically display charts to the user
  • Stored Calculator configurations in MySQL database.
  • Interfaced with existing MySQL database and used PHP¬† to retrieve relevant data.
  • Integrated with company’s existing Word Press site

Joys
  • Create a UI that “wowed” the client and provided seamless data input.
  • Relearning PHP for an integration project bigger than any of my previous experience.
Lessons Learned
  • The developer who created the initial back-end left the company hence resuming their work with no documentation reminded me of the importance of documenting.
  • Client frequently changed Calculation requirements hence designing the calculation logic to be more flexible initially would have been ideal.