I’m going to keep a programmer’s diary for my next project.
It’s a Web app that will use the Flickr API.
I’m not going to say what it does yet, but I’ll post my progress here.
I’ve decided to do it in Java as that’s what I know.
I’m too impatient to start learning something like Ruby or Python now, I want to crack on and get coding.
I will try to learn something new though and that will be Hibernate.
Previously I’ve used a basic system for database access; code generation using XSLT and a thin layer for caching frequently accessed data. It’s OK but a bit clunky and restrictive.
For the rest I’ll carry on with the current Web framework that I’ve been using for a few years (an “in-house” one).
I also feel that I should have a crack at using Eclipse as an IDE.
I’m not really an IDE person (I normally use Vim) but I suppose I should at least see what I am missing out on (I used it briefly at work, it’s a bit of a monster but having a debugger is nice).
Next time I’ll talk about coding against the Flickr API.