A couple of weeks ago I started a new pet project. Namely, making the ultimate todo list application. The idea was to:
- Make a TODO application that I actually like (I’ll post about it some other day).
- Learn Merb and DataMapper… and jQuery.
The experience have been roughly half frustrating, half rewarding. It’s fun learning new things, but the documentation for both Merb and DataMapper sucks big time so sometimes I spend much more time than I would like figuring out how to make things work. Don’t get me wrong, the reference documentation looks very complete… but there’s no single source of consistent documentation to learn how things are done. And that’s painful. Moreover, apparenly the API has changed several times (at least before 1.0.0, but it hasn’t been that long since), so a lot of recipes or solutions you find on the internet are simply not valid anymore, which just adds up to the confusion and frustration.