PumpDownload is my big project. I’ve been working on it on and off for probably 4 years now, and I’m in the process of rewriting it for the 4th time. PumpDownload is a diabetes record management program that not only stores and manages records, but also downloads from meters and pumps, tracks patient and doctor information, and builds useful reports. Useful is a very important word, because most record management softwares today don’t produce useful reports, they produce cool reports. Pie charts and bar graphs are great, but ultimately they’re not very helpful for controlling blood sugars. I have put all of my effort into one, useful, logbook report, that is capable of displaying trends in an intuitively understandable manner.
I’ve got big plans for it, and it keeps getting better and better. As I learn more and more about the subtleties of Java programming, PumpDownload gets more organized and more efficient. I haven’t rewritten it so many times because “I’m learning Java;” I took a class for that. I’ve rewritten it so many times because before I unleash it on the world I’m going to make sure I do it right. The next release of PumpDownload should be out in the next few months.