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¬†and used PHP¬† to retrieve relevant data
  • Integrated with company’s existing Word Press site

Joys
  • Creating 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 good documentation.
  • The client frequently changed the calculation requirements hence designing the calculation logic to be more flexible initially would have been ideal.