Tangential comments about Software Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On The Learning Curve

I started a new project with a colleague. We decided we weren't scared of new technologies so we would use the best thing we'd heard of for any given job. Off we went.

He'd been using jQuery and told me that it was neat. I wanted to share code smoothly so we used GitHub which I cleverly got him to set up. We were drawing pretty graphs, so I used ExCanvas until someone told me about Raphael. Thankfully the port of my code only took an hour. Our raw data is often XML, so we opted for LINQ and then map data came as KML.

It's all gone well. Is this the way the future's meant to be? When can I rest on my C Programmer laurels?