A while ago I wrote about my decision to resurrect and open source one of my oldest projects, the Football Statistics Applet. Being an AWT-based Java 1.1 applet, written by my less experienced self, the code was pretty clunky.
After a period of inactivity, I’ve spent a lot of time in the last week on the new Swing UI and other enhancements. Many of the improvements I have in mind for version 3.0 are still to be done, but the updated software is at least useful, if you are interested in football statistics.
I have set up a demo page for a pre-release build of 3.0 that displays statistics for every English Premier League season since 1992. It also generates an all-time table that combines the separate seasons into one. If you follow English football, you may find it interesting. Any feedback should be directed to the issue tracker.
Are applets dead? Maybe, though Sun doesn’t think so. Even so, the refactored FSA codebase offers opportunities for other non-applet projects in the future.