Monday, November 22, 2010

Introducing ShouldISkipClass.com

If you know me, then this will seem very ironic.  Recently, after receiving the idea from a friend, I created the website ShouldISkipClass.com which provides random reasons why you should or shouldn't skip class.  The irony is that I personally never skip class.  It is really meant to be a joke site providing comical reasons for skipping or not skipping class.  The site didn't take me very long to create and as people provide me with more reasons I will be adding them to the rotation.


The first version of the site was a PHP based website that I had up and running in less than 20 minutes.  The second version is a little more robust and runs on Google App Engine so I don't have to worry about the traffic messing up my personal web server.  Still, this version of the site was finished in less than a few hours.  The main problem with a site like this is that people just stay on one page and click refresh so they can see all of the random reasons.  This is why I chose to go with App Engine.

It didn't take very long to create the site and since it is App Engine based there will be no real work or ongoing cost to maintain it.  Hopefully college students out there find some entertainment out of the site and share it with their friends.

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