For my project I am primarily doing backend work. I am supposed to create a database and create functions for buttons to interact and update the database. In my head I would just download and use a database that I am most comfortable using and work from there. Initially, I had set up my database and started working on the functions to work with the database, then when I presented my work to the project owners, they recommended I change the database I was using and to store different data. There is definitely pros and cons when working on an open-ended project. It gives the freedom to explore and use new technologies, but it also allows for miscommunication. I uninstalled my database and tried to install the one the project owner wanted, but it would not run with my laptop. I had to get help from many developers and lead developers to help solve my issue. Eventually the issue was solved by my manager, but it did set me back a few days on my project. From this experience I’ve learned the importance of asking help from others and how communicating well early on will save time in the future.
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