Software development is a great career choice for those looking for a challenge. One of the most interesting types of projects I have encountered so far is the design of a program to measure the performance of specific objects. Recently, I decided to design and write a program to measure the performance of a ball bearing. This would allow for quick and accurate analysis of the bearing's operation and processing.
The project was quite challenging compared to my past projects due to the complexity of the task. My approach to solve this challenge began with researching the necessary components for a program capable of measuring the bearing's performance levels. I read extensively on ball bearing designs, structure, operation, and applications before beginning the design phase of the project.
The next step for me was to create a design document for the program. This document outlined the specific features, functions, and capabilities of the program. As the design document had to encompass all the components of the program, it was both time consuming and labor intensive to put together. Upon completion of the document, I was ready for the writing of the code.
For this project, I wrote the code in Java. I wrote the specific routines necessary to measure the performance of the ball bearing using several equations and formulas. I also incorporated an algorithm that would enable the program to generate the results in a more sophisticated manner. Upon completion of the coding phase, I tested the program several times to verify that the program performed as anticipated. Although the testing phase took longer than expected, setting aside time for vigorous testing is necessary in order to ensure the reliability of the program.
Overall the project was a great learning experience for me. Not only has it presented me with the opportunity to sharpen my skills in software development, but it also gave me a chance to expand my programming knowledge. The experience of designing and writing a program to measure the performance of a ball bearing has taught me a lot about coding in Java and I am always searching for the next exciting programming challenge.