06 January 2008

Random thoughts

Tried out the GData Java API. It works fine with Blogger, even though it's slightly cumbersome to constantly have to manipulate strings to extract the "real" id of any given object; it would have been nice to have some sort of dictionary structure, like this:
{"id_user":1234,"id_blog":1234,"id_post":5678}
but I guess that's way too nice for the java world! :)

The more I think about it, the more the idea of a jEdit plugin for blogging makes sense. It would just be a matter of writing lots of scaffolding (options screens, layouts etc), like you always have to do in Java. Is there an equivalent of Qt-Designer in the Java world, where you design your interface, save, and get a nice class ready to be used? That would speed up things immensely.

3 comments:

Giulio Piancastelli said...

Both Eclipse (Visual Editor plug-in) and NetBeans (Mantissa project, or something like that, that I believe it's built-in in the main distribution) should come with graphic designer functionality.

GiacomoL said...

Visual Editor? The one with the "simple" install procedure for Eclipse 3.3? No thanks... Sigh, I wish I could use Qt-Jambi in jedit...

GiacomoL said...

I settled for Jigloo that more or less works. Swing layouts suck, but that's not Jigloo's fault :)