So I had this big plan to write a new weblogging tool in Java based on the Spring framework. The idea was that I’d use the project to get rid of some of my old creaky code and to learn Spring inside and out. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), it didn’t take me very long to learn Spring and I started using it on real projects before I got too far on my weblogging tool. I don’t want to spend my own time writing a Web application in Spring when I spend most of my work time doing exactly that. It’s not smart from an educational standpoint, and besides that, nobody needs to spend all their time doing more or less exactly the same thing. Then this morning I read a rave review of Ruby on Rails, an MVC framework for this year’s “it” language, Ruby. I think I’ll tell myself that I’ll write a blogging tool using that.