Plans for an open-source fitness program hatched

I’ve recently started running more often, and I wanted to keep track of my mileage, etc. So, I went looking for a good software package that could keep track of everything and make pretty graphs, but all I could find were many websites that offered the service for free by becoming a member.

I’m nervous about trusting my data to a third party system, so I started thinking I would just build a little database to keep track of this stuff. I want to stay platform neutral, so I decided that I might as well make the thing a web-accessible database.

Writing this thing in ColdFusion would be easy, but I’m trying to learn Java to prepare for a summer internship as a Java developer, so I’m going to try to implement it as a Java servlet or something. I’ll likely open a project at More news to follow.

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