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Student Lottery "App"

Date: 2009-11-19
Status: release
Tags: software ajax ruby

Spring is around the corner, and the school will be accepting new Student Applications. The Middle School Program is strong and a Waiting List is anticipated for 6th grade enrollment, like every year.

Last year, I wrote a webpage that pulls the names of the students from a flat-file, containing every student in the Lottery. The page opens the file and loads the names into an Array, then a name is randomly selected and displayed on the webpage without a reload, using Ajax. The result is an open, visible process, where members of the community can come participate and watch the Lottery being held live.