A while ago I mentioned I was going to announce some exciting news about web development tools. Shortly thereafter my priorities changed, and I shelved the project with the intention of picking it up again in the future. Then I remembered about LispNYC's participation in the Google Summer of Code program - if I can't do the project now, why not try to get funding from Google to have a student work on it?
Here is what all this is about:
The project has its roots in the "browser Comet REPL" demo I gave during my talk about Parenscript at LispNYC in September 2007, but the idea of making a "browser SLIME" didn't occur to me until this past November, when Daniel Gackle told me: "Why don't you make a browser SLIME?"
If you are a student that might be interested in this project and qualify to participate in Google SoC, or know of such an individual, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be happy to answer any questions and help you with preparing an application. Google will start accepting student applications March 23rd, with the cut-off date being April 3rd.
UPDATE: LispNYC has not been selected as a mentoring organization for SOC 2009. I would like to fund this project myself, but currently cannot afford it.