Will be taking my trusty powerbook. Hope to spend some quality time writing Cocoa code. This will be a nice change from my every day work in C#. Don’t get me wrong I love C#…its just that the Mac is my favorest, and bestes machine. Have a goal in mind to write an application in Cocoa that will access the www.my-list.com database using web services. Really am disappointed that Apple has not included in Cocoa the ability to connect to mySQL. That is one of the nice things about the Microsoft platform, the ability to easily connect to a database. Have looked at some of the ODBC stuff for Mac to mySQL. However, found installation confusing, difficult and POORLY documented. I could get none to work. Even tried the Java stuff with the same result. Now perl and php connect easily to mySQL. So with perl SOAP should be able to create a web service to do the connection, data retrieval, insert and updates an make it all work.
Plan blog my progress…thats if I can get to a local hot spot.