Archive for the tag 'python'

Apr 30 2009

gitosis on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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As of April 2009, the gitosis package in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty is broken; it fails with an error like so: pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: gitosis==0.2 There are quite a few pages and mailing list messages that mention this. I only found one with a good hint toward a solution, which was that it is also a known issue […]

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May 11 2008

Please, Use a Web Application Framework

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Historically I have not been a fan of “frameworks”, and I have often repeated the following joke: What’s the difference between an application and a framework? An application is something a customer actually wants! However, for some applications, I recommend use of an application framework. For some Oasis Digital projects, I require it: Please, Use […]

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Aug 21 2007

Python or Python+Delphi Developer Wanted

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Speaking of Python, over at oasis Digital we’re looking for a Python (subcontract) or Python+Delphi (full time) developer. For the right person this could be a great opportunity to use your preferred tools. Plus, a tip to anyone applying for this work or any other work: when you email a resume, don’t name it “my […]

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Aug 20 2007

Yet Another Python Success Story

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Is it OK to use programming language X in a production enterprise application? Or are fear, uncertainly, and doubt holding you back? Public “success stories” might make it more acceptable for you to do so in your environment. In that spirit I offer our story of a production Python deployment at an Oasis Digital customer […]

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Jun 27 2007

Next Big Language = JavaScript

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There’s a lot of buzz about Steve Yegge’s “port” of Rails to JavaScript, and Steve has now provided (in his funny, self-deprecating style) the background of how it came to be. He doesn’t quite say it explicitly in this post, but I think it reveals that the “Next Big Language” he has been hinting at […]

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Mar 02 2007

Indentation as Block Structure – HAML instead of RHTML

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When I starting with Python sometime in 2001, I was briefly frustrated by the intentation-as-block-structure syntax; but after a few weeks I found it  natural. Its most obvious advantage is that it avoid the duplication between indentation and braces / keywords. Yet this kind of syntax has not become popular outside of Python. Today I […]

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