Coding Projects

March 28, 2011 I'm a developer and I write a little bit. If you're curious about learning more about me, this is a good place to start.

Overview of Single vs. Multi Server Architecture

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.

Filed under apachearchitecturenginx

Development to Deployment in Django

November 3, 2008 An overview of my pipeline between development and deployment for Django projects. Fabric and Git turn a potentially unhappy task into something very quick and easy.

Filed under django

Writing, Analytics and Analysis

April 10, 2011 In this article I'm releasing real-time analytics for this site, as well as analyzing historical data thus far.

Filed under bloganalyticssisyphus

Log Collection Server with Node.js

January 31, 2010 A look at using Node.js to write a log collection server and also log submission clients. My first experiment with Node.js, which really impresses me with how easy it is to write flexible, powerful and efficient code in Node.js.

Filed under javascriptnode-js

War Card Game in Python

December 3, 2012 A simple implementation of the war card game in Python, made for an interview some time back.

Filed under python

Python Datastructures Backed by Redis

September 5, 2010 Part of my day's experiment was to play with implementing Python datastructures which are implemented ontop of Redis. Here we take a look at dictionaries and lists, but it should be straightforward to extend this idea to sets as well.

Filed under pythonredis

Using Flot.js with the Digg Streaming API

April 6, 2011 Last year Digg released a Streaming API which exposes real-time activity on its site. It's available via JSONP, so this tutorial takes a quick look at dynamically populating a Flot.js graph using the API's data.

Filed under diggdigg-streaming-apiflotjavascript

Storing Bounded Timeboxes in Redis

April 8, 2011 If you're doing analytics, reports or dealing with memory constraints in Redis, you're probably dealing with keeping two sorted-sets mutually consistent. This article also takes a look at using multi/exec to keep it fresh.

Filed under pythonredis

Skew, The Frontend Engineer's Misery

April 28, 2009 A look at the frontend engineer's primary pain point: product skew. While skew impacts everyone, it beats on the frontend engineer early and frequently. Think frontend engineer's have the easy half of engineering? Well, let's talk about that.

Filed under software-engineering

User Registration Apps for Django

October 25, 2008 This entry performs a quick overview of the different existing user registration for the Django web framework. It should help someone who is attempting to decide between the pluggable user registration/authentication applications.

Filed under django