February 13, 2009 This heavy tome of wisdom will guide you, keystroke by keystroke, through configuring a mod_wsgi, Postgres, memcached, Django server on Ubuntu Intrepid. Written for a complete command line beginner, but hopefully useful to everyone (I know I'll have to refer to it to remember how to add additional domains to my server as well ;).
November 26, 2012 One of the most destructive ideas is that you can dig out of a hole by doing what you're already doing, but doing it harder. This doesn't work, but it does breed and kill your heroes, and alienate everyone else.
February 10, 2009 This article takes a look at creating a threadpool in Python. Specifically it takes a stab at iteratively processing CSV and XML files and farming out the parsed data for processing by a threadpool. The Python logging, csv and ElementTree modules make cameo appearances.
February 4, 2008 A simple but helpful trick for using optional parameters in Django views to allow one view to serve multiple urls with varying parameters.
November 22, 2009 This post contains an extremely brief discussion on how Clojure agents differ from Erlang actors, and then follows with examples o fusing Clojure agents to serialize file writes, form message relays and perform parallel HTTP fetches.
November 16, 2009 A brief overview to approaches to reading in files in Clojure.
February 24, 2008 A few brief code snippets on how to add an instance of an entity to another entity's one-to-many relationship.
December 2, 2012 I spent a couple of hours reading up on and working through an example project using RethinkDB, and it seems like a great tool, as long as its performance and scalability stories prove themselves out with large scale usage.
October 3, 2008 An overview, some notes and a few snippets on Cocos2d development for the iPhone. Hopefully enough to help someone get started with development, but a few steps short of comprehensive.
February 16, 2009 I've been thinking a bit more about all the various deployment options for Django, and more specifically how the variety of options can be a bit bewildering for those who haven't setup a server before. Here is a picture-assisted guide to the distinctions between single and multi server architectures.
March 31, 2014 One of the fundamental pieces of infrastructure for an effective software engineering team is their deployment pipeline. Here we cover a fairly basic but effective pipeline for deploying code.