First serious Java programming project

July 27, 2009 | categories: Programming

I've done a good bit of programming in PHP and Javascript, but up until recently, my desktop programming experience has been limted to calculators and other similar simple programs. However, that is changing as my current programming project is an IM client and server written in Java. The name is Machat (hey, I'm not very inventive) and the source code is under the GPL and available at my new github account.

Currently it is in a VERY rough state (in fact it doesn't even send messages) and I don't really expect it ever to be succesful, but it's still an interesting project to learn about GUIs, threading and network programming (3 things you don't do a lot of in PHP).