June 16, 2009 Yesterday I was confused by my own code--really really confused--for the first time in a very long time. Here is the story I unraveled.
December 9, 2007 Segment four of the Two-Faced Django series. Implementing our web application (except for the Ajax).
November 30, 2008 Loading data from XML files can really clean up your iPhone applications, and the Objective-C code to do so is pretty easy once you figure out a couple of tricks and gotchas. This entry takes a look at how it's done.
December 4, 2008 I've been fighting a very private moral war against Objective-C 2.0 ever since it was released, but I've finally given in and as of a couple weeks ago all my new projects are being written with all the new syntactic sugar. This post looks at the small shoves that finally got me over the edge.
September 11, 2008 Today I'm releasing a Python library I put together a few months back, which supports extracting data from exported Google Analytics reports into simple Python data structures (dictionaries, lists, and datetimes). Using it you can easily run custom analysis of your GA data without any hassle.
December 1, 2007 Sometimes we find relief in life's nuances... simply because they are predictable when nothing else can be relied upon. Part two of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly.
July 22, 2008 One of the most valuable parts of Django is its loose coupling philosophy . This means you can plug in your own pieces into the Django stack without fighting against the defaults. However, it can be a bit difficult to understand how to take advantage of the loose coupling philosophy when you are just getting started, and this series will attempt to erase that confusion.
September 18, 2016 Lyft recently released Envoy, a nice load balancing and routing tool, and I wanted to write up some early thoughts about it's design and architecture.
September 15, 2008 A few lines of code and a few minutes of refactoring and my previous blog post evolved into a full-fledged static content management system based on the Django templating system. It aims to facilitate the creation of complex static websites quickly and with minimal human effort. Welcome to AYM CMS.
August 21, 2009 My second paper review, in which I review Butler Lampson's Hints on Computer System Design, an excellent paper which takes a look at a variety of hints for good software engineering.