[Baypiggies] First AppEngine Application

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Mon Apr 14 09:27:37 CEST 2008

You know the feeling when you've worked on something all weekend -  
especially in such gorgeous weather, and then you share with your  
family or friends and they don't quite get what's so cool about it?

Well, I'd like to share my Fat Burn Challenge application with Bay  

This idea started when I wanted to challenge friends who could burn  
the most calories in a month. Some of them didn't have the Nike+ipod  
kit, so this app does the same thing. The interface is still not very  
robust (no real error checking or real Java Script form pre- 
validation), and it's not defensively coded  (In fact, now the  
project's done, I see I need to do a few things differently --  
especially with JavaScript - God I'm rusty)...

Now I've used the Google App Engine for my first application, I'd like  
to go over some of the design decisions, and get some feedback from  
many of you. Although useable, this code need some re-factoring. I  
could spend as much time getting it 'right' - which I'd still like to  

Would anyone mind if I posted the python class (schema) and ask for a  
review? I haven't found many materials on using the Google Data Store  
(Big Table).

So, who's going to join me for a April's Fat Burn Challenge? http://challenge.glenjarvis.com/



glen at glenjarvis.com

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