May 15, 2015
This is a big project I’ve worked on from the beginning when working at Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences. It’s taking an old platform and revamps it into a modern application. KORA 1.0 was built over the last two decades by non-software developers, I never saw the code personally but I heard horror stories of unorganized pages of code that was thousands of lines long.
KORA 2.0 reorganized the code into an Object-Oriented-Programming (OOP) format, Matrix’s system admin (now retired) and students introduced classes and actually made the code readable to developers.