Remember the <a href="http://mattgemmell.com/index.php/dev/mac/summer_dev.html">summer development plan</a>
I posted a week and a half ago? Well, it's changed a bit.
You see, for the next ten weeks (starting this morning) I'm an employee of
the computing department at the university, <a href="http://www.chris-miller.org/blog/2004/06/ill-be-back_108735486151520629.php">like Chris</a>.
I got a scholarship!
The project is an interesting one, though I can't talk about it much
since it involves an unreleased and patented technology from a major international
software and systems vendor; a company which is both large and also sort of on the
sapphire-cerulean-cyan kind of side of the spectrum.
The present incarnation of the system is a technology demonstration in the form
of a MS Visual Studio C++ application, and they want it to become a proper
implementation, in Java, using <a href="http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/">Web Start</a>.
That's essentially my task for the next couple of months.
Anyone from CS3 who's in the city over the next 10 weeks, feel free to drop by
and say hello; I'm working in F091 in Lilybank, normal office hours each weekday.
So, given all this, the previous summer dev plan will obviously be pushed out a
bit, especially given that 10 weeks from now we'll be into the second week of
September, and the new academic year begins before the end of that month. I'll see
how my time goes; believe me, I'm desperate to do some Cocoa work, and I have one
project in particular that I'm itching to get into. No doubt more about all that