Insomnia (insomnia) wrote in lj_dev,

Java interface for Blogger?

I noticed this post by Blogger's creator... I figured that the developers here might find it interesting. It looks like he has a working (yet still rough) version of a java web-based client for Blogger.

"I'm working on a Java (servlets and JSP) interface for Blogger. Currently, the main interface is built in ASP running on IIS/Win2k, with much of the back-end (well, the crucial bits anyway, such as file transferring and template rendering) running in Java servlets on Linux (though, being Java servlets, they do not require Linux). I'm working to replace the ASP part with Java, so the whole thing can be much more cohesive, portable, and cross-platformless bug-prone, more manageable, more scalable*. And, thus, opening up the now somewhat difficult possibilities of licensed, installable, or even desktop versions of Blogger. This is also why I haven't been improving or fixing bugs much that exist in the current interface. As annoying as it is, with my lack of development cycles, if I keep investing in that code base, I'm not, ultimately, going to get very far. I hope you understand.

*This is not to say, as would be the popularly accepted premise, that a "less bug-prone, more manageable, more scalable" version couldn't be built on ASP/Windows. I think it could. And probably more quickly, by me. However, it certainly wouldn't be as portable or cross-platform (or would it?). But I am finding Java to be superior for building this type of app, and I am less and less interested in being tied to Microsoft even if they do make one's life easier in some ways."

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