Next Up for HotSheet

Next up will be to make use of the newly added events and listeners code to: play a sound when new items are added, hook up a timer to refresh channels automatically and make the interface update whenever new items are added.
Then I’ll tackle using HypersonicSQL to provide a database to hold all your items, channels and history rather than the serialized linked lists and hash maps that are being used now. It’s not as simple and convenient but it will be much much faster, especially when you have lots of items and channels. With HypersonicSQL I’ll be able to bundle a JDBC database with the program to provide built in capabilities but for users who want to use the program and have it automatically populate another database with data (for example to populate a database that a website then queries to display news items) you’ll be able to use it with other JDBC drivers against databases like mySQL or Oracle.