First Real Web ApplicationMy first real web application is Eliza. She's one of the first natural language processors. Tell her your troubles and she will try to respond like a Rogerian psychotherapist. This is her Wikipedia entry: ELIZA.
Things I've learned (and some discarded) in order:
- Ruby - dropped for the next item
- Python: A wonderful language but sadly, not one I ended up using. Eventually dropped.
- Google App Engine
- Web2Py - can be used with GAE but turned out to be too complicated for my needs.
- CherryPy - can be used with GAE but turned out to be too simple.
- I eventually found out that GAE's mechanism for channels is too complicated to wrap my head around. Specially for a beginner web developer. So I dropped both Python and Google App Engine for something else entirely.
- Bootstrap - I don't have to worry too much about CSS anymore! I can just code and it will look nice! Thank you to Twitter for this one.
- Opa - Looked interesting but the seemingly complete documentation gives rise to documentation like these.