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RE: What's a good RIA to develop in 20 hours?

Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post and offered recommendations for RIAs to develop in 20 hours or less. In order to narrow down my choices, I've created a survey on Here's a list of the application ideas I received from comments and e-mails:

  1. Lightweight CMS
  2. MP3 Player
  3. Resume Editor/Publisher
  4. Meal/Calorie Tracker
  5. Contact Management
  6. Planning Application
  7. Timesheet Application
  8. DB/SQL Client
  9. Status Updater/Aggregator (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook)
  10. Online File Explorer (browser-based FTP interface)

I like #3 (Resume) and #9 (Status) because I may be able to tie those into LinkedIn's RESTful API.

Click here to vote for the application you'd like me to develop »

Voting ends at noon on Friday (Mountain Time).

Update: My co-workers had a good suggestion at lunch today: It seems it's kinda difficult to find bars that serve pitchers these days (at least in Denver). Create an app that allows people to enter in bars and restaurants that serve pitchers and show them on a map. Seems simple and fun. If enough people like the idea, I'll restart the survey with this as an option. In the meantime, the current (Wednesday night) numbers are here.

Update 2: Here's the results as of Thursday night. Only 15.5 more hours to vote!

Update 3: Final Results. Thanks to everyone who voted! I'm traveling a lot next week (Mountain View followed by Boston), but I'll try to write an entry on next steps.

Posted in Java at Jun 11 2008, 11:02:23 AM MDT 1 Comment

I teach a graduate level software development course that uses a specific application for the project that all the student development teams develop in parallel, and share experiences. The application is to support a "typical" (negotiated with instructor) set of workflows for a fictitious Pet Adoption Organization.

You might want to try to develop (part of) this application as your example! It has some nice non-trivial, but yet not-too-involved detail aspects (e.g., the DB design is non-trivial, but only moderately intricate at most).

Please let me know your results and the end-resulting code if you choose to do this!! :)


-Gary Berosik
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Posted by Gary Berosik on June 12, 2008 at 03:20 PM MDT #

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