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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Is it love?

I've decided to use Objective-C and the Cocoa/Foundation frameworks to implement the main project for my internet programming class.

My mission: to build a multi-threaded (yet limited functionality) webserver with CGI capability by the 3rd week of June.

1. I'd like to work for Apple someday, and building a webserver with their technology seems a good resume-booster.
2. Objective-C (with the Foundation/Cocoa frameworks) is a pretty nifty language with some good features that I'm quite keen to learn about
3. I'll be learning a lot, which I care much more about than grades

1. I'll be learning a lot, so I'm not likely to get an A in this particular class
2. I've had to do a lot of research on threading/synchronization so I'm a little behind on a project. (2 days, but who's counting?)
3. Learning the quirks of a new language means I'll be working at the last minute most of the semester, whereas if I just used C and POSIX threading/synchronization libraries I could probably whip this together pretty quickly.

Is it love? I guess I'll know in a few weeks.

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