So I’ve found myself with some extra time on my hands and decided to learn some new skills. I’ve always wanted to try a lighter web development framework. Java is fine, but once you start to pile on JEE with JPA, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, etc the whole thing quickly becomes unwieldy.
Well, 2 days later and not only is the site running, I’ve deployed it to Amazon’s cloud-based hosting environment (AWS Elastic Beanstalk, S3 storage, Route 53 domain, etc. It has all been an interesting technical adventure which I will hopefully document in more detail in this blog in the coming days and weeks.