April 12th, 2011
It seems whenever I get really busy that’s when I get more ideas in my head than I know what to do with. Right now I’m contemplating creating my first hopefully big open source project, a task management system. You may be asking yourself why? There are plenty of good ones out there and your right BaseCamp and GoPlan are awesome, but they are also hosted solutions which is less desirable in a large corporate structure (where I work). The open source alternatives don’t seem to be nearly as polished as those guys either.
I've already decided to base the project off of the CodeIgniter framework. So that's one thing down. I also need to:
- Pick a name - I’m still thinking of a name, but I have a couple ideas. Then I can buy a domain name too.
- Pick a version control system. I use SVN a lot at work, but I might give git or Mercurial a try. GitHub and Google Code both have their perks.
- Start a wiki and define the project goals and start some design documents.
Starting a new project is always exciting, I just hope I can keep the momentum going.