August 27, 2008 In this fourth segment of the Epic PyObjC tutorial we take a look at implementing drag and drop in two different ways, as well as using multiple nibs in one application. This is the final segment of Epic PyObjC that focuses on this project; the fifth one will be a collection of resources about continuing with Cocoa and PyObjC.
August 25, 2008 In this third segment of the Epic Introduction to PyObjC and Cocoa we spend some time in the standard application development workflow of iterating new idea from concept into feature. First, we have double clicking an entry open its page on FreeBase.com, then add disk based caching of results, and we end by adding an indicator to reassure users that the app hasn't frozen while retrieving data from Metaweb.
August 24, 2008 This is the second segment of the Epic Introduction to PyObjC tutorial series. This time we're looking at integrating the simple metaweb.py library into our project, as well as using Cocoa Bindings and an NSArrayController to make setting up an NSTableView as easy as possible.
August 22, 2008 PyObjC is one of the most helpful projects I have ever used, but a number of individuals have been having trouble getting started with PyObjC on Leopard because the documentation is in a bit of a disarray. In particular, there didn't seem to be a comprehensive tutorial that could introduce a newcomer to all the important aspects of PyobjC, and that was completely up to date. Here is my attempt to fill that void. With a vengeance.
August 22, 2008 Applications may thrive on data, but programmers only thrive on data that is coherently organized. For Cocoa applications, user specific data is stored in an application specific subfolder of the '~Library/Application Support/' folder. Here is a quick look at the code necessary to calculate that Path in PyObjC.
August 21, 2008 A short, dull, and pointless story about why my recent blog entries all have titles under the length of 95 characters.
August 21, 2008 I was trying to figure out how to delete items from an NSOutlineView with the delete key (and without simply binding the delete key to an NSButton), and it took a bit longer than necessary to figure it out. Here is a simple example that will hopefully help out those in a similar situation.
August 20, 2008 Working on a current project I ran into a bit of confusion about how to get selectors working in PyObjC. After a bit of digging I found out that information I needed, and have crafted it into a mildly cohesive document for your development pleasure.
August 18, 2008 This is the final installment of my series of articles looking at how Django's loose coupling philosophy impacts day to day development. Here we'll be looking at using CouchDB with Django to create a simple web application.
August 14, 2008 I used Google Insights to look at the global search popularity for a dozen programming languages. Although I wasn't inspired with any particularly valuable insights, its still fairly interesting to see the distributions.
August 11, 2008 One of the most common quickie projects on the web is to screenscrape a website and play around with its data. These projects are a lot of fun, and can allow for inventive mashups, but often the screepscraping scripts cause unnecessary load on the site's servers due to inconsiderate technique. This is an introduction to the art of compassionate screenscraping.