Putting the magic in the machine since 1980.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

CSCE 242 Sign Up Now, Please!

As of this writing exactly two students have signed up for my CSCE 242: Client Server Computing class. With so few students signed up we will have to cancel the class, and I will be bummed.

I find it strange that there is so little interest when nearly all programming jobs nowadays require at least some web development, whether it is using a REST API, developing a web front-end, a mobile web front-end, or actually building a complete web application. Plus, javascript is a boatload of fun! Where else can you modify the inheritance hierarchy at runtime?

Maybe someone can comment and explain this lack of interest to me?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mobile posting

I am posting this from my iphone using an app that connects to blogger using their REST API. One service in the cloud, multiple frontends: I think we shall see this a lot more often. If you want to learn how to build these services , sign up for 242!