i won a developer prize
Wed, Oct 21, 2009
OK, it’s not first prize but I’m chuffed to bits nonetheless, as I rarely do user interfaces and I didn’t have much free time to cobble the app together. Predictably, I worked on the backend a lot, producing a JSON engine for the MOSAIC data to make it easier to work with. Plus I had to learn Ruby + Sinatra along the way. Well, that’s only half the story. I started doing it in Google Web Toolkit but it became so bloated and difficult to manage the browser history, that I binned it half way through and switched to Ruby+Sinatra. So I’m well chuffed I actually won something!
I thought about adding DOJO to make it look nicer and RSS for broadcasting the reading lists but in the end I thought, enough is enough, stop the gold plating and get it in.
Looking at the other two apps that won first and second places, I can see why they did. Well done to the others and my adventures in UI land have only just begun!