What Is It?
Radio Mixtape was a social music sharing service that enabled fans to express their musical identity with the songs that bands would host on their websites (A “Radio Mixtape” is a mixtape made up songs played on the radio). This was also a laboratory to experiment with more cutting edge code that my education software company had a need for. As Radio Mixtape grew to became a music promotion company representing a handful of local artists and a great way to go to introduce my self to artists that I respected.
What Technologies Did I Use?
Radio Mixtape was a
Java web application (built on the same code base as the Blue Jay Education projects). Using
Tomcat as the app container, and
MySQL for the back end (it used a custom ORM called libBlueJay, this was developed before Hibernate was a viable solution). It also comprised of a suite of command line utilities to manage the growing media library as well as a rich API and a few Windows utilities that sent alerts of new mixtapes or allowed a mixtape to be burned to a CD. The interface was 100% valid
XHTML with advanced use of
Flash. On this project I was the architect, developer, system administrator,
HTML designer and content author, as well as the manager of artists and label relationships.