Need a Project

Now that my thesis is done, I feel that my procrastination skills might get bit rusty. Or even worse, I might start using them at work. Oh wait, never mind – I already do that. Either way, I need more exercise in extreme procrastination.

So, I figured I need a project. Something that I could neglect, put away for later, and generally feel guilty about not doing. Yes, that is exactly what I need. :mrgreen:

So for the lack of better ideas I created a Java Twitter Client project on Google Code. Note that I haven’t written a single line of code yet. I haven’t really did much research on this either, beyond scanning through the Twitter API.

Why twitter? Perhaps because twitter is cool. It is still very hot on teh internets, and it’s API seems relatively straightforward. I’m not really looking to compete with Twitterific, Twitteroo and similar clients. This is more of a fun project for me to mess with.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. If you want to get involved and help out with coding, testing or whatever, let me know and I’ll add you to the project. Note that you will need a google account. If this project ever goes anywhere, we can always move it over to Source Forge. Google Code seems sufficient for now.

Of course I could host it here. I have subversion running on this very server. But Google Code offers integrated Wiki, and a bug tracking system which is nice. The 100 MB quota is kinda lame. Come on Google, I get 3 gigs for email, but only a hundred megs for code? WTF? Still, my current Eclipse workspace with 17 different projects in it, is only 30 MB. It should be enough, at least for the time being.

So, what do you guys think? Suggestions?

[tags]twitter, java, java twitter client, client, jtwitt, google code, subversion[/tags]

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3 Responses to Need a Project

  1. You can start learning e107 ;)
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  2. Olivier BELGIUM Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Give life to your thesis: upload it on

    It is a new collaborative website to share learning documents.

    Upload your thesis and send it to your friends.

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  3. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    [quote comment=”4247″]You can start learning e107 ;)
    Hey check out my blog My Blog and tell me what you think[/quote]

    I could… But I wanted to do actually create something from scratch that I could call my own, or even put on a resume as a hobby pet project.

    A twitter client seems attractive because it let’s me play with some Java features I haven’t had occasion to work with before.

    I never had to send GET and POST requests from a Java app before. It seems relatively straightforward, but it is something new.

    I also never really had to do much XML/RSS/JSON parsing, so I’m looking forward to trying out different ways of doing this.

    And it gives me a chance to practice my Swing GUI building skills. Or maybe I can learn to use SWT…

    Btw, what is e107 written in? Is it PHP?

    Also, I’m totally stumped that you got a WordPress blog. Yes, come to the dark side. Join us in the WordPress world! LOL

    Personally I find WP really easy to use, easy to maintain, and very configurable. But that’s me. I’m sure you’ll be happy with it. :)

    [quote comment=”4249″]Give life to your thesis: upload it on[/quote%5D

    This is a wee bit spammy, but since it is sort of on topic I’ll bite. The website looks pretty interesting. Thanks for the link. :)

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