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.

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Global Popularity of Programming Languages

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.

Feedback Loops in Software Development

June 1, 2009 As become further and further embroiled in my current project cycle, I am starting to view everything in terms of feedback loops. Is the project working well? Feedback loops. The guy who is having trouble with implementing part of the system? Feedback loops. Effective communication between product manager and engineers? Feedback loops. Beyond merely being possible to view the world in terms of feedback loops, I've found it rather useful as well.

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Social Hierarchies in Engineering Organizations

November 5, 2012 When things get bad, people start complaining about percieved social hierarchies. Few things piss off the already angry engineer like knowing they're less important than an architect.

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Processing.jsの使い方

May 26, 2008 Processing.jsの目的と使い方について。最初、ちょっとだけ「なぜ面白い」という質問に答えて、後で簡単な例の作り方を説明する。

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Full-Text Search in CouchDB Using... CouchDB

December 8, 2008 I spent a bit of time this past Sunday trying to figure out implementing a full-text search in CouchDB, without relying upon a secondary library like Lucene or Solr. In a very read way, I succeeded, but in an equally real way the success may not be particularly helpful in most situations.

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Using PyFacebook without the Facebook middleware

December 1, 2007 I've been working on a Facebook application with a couple of friends recently. We decided to use PyFacebook library, but there was a brief period of intense confusion on my part about how to use the PyFacebook library without the included middleware. I worked through it, though, and this article has some advice on how you can do the same.

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Teaching Adult English Classes

October 18, 2007 A collection of my thoughts and advice from my English conversation lessons taught to an adult class. A handful of ideas on topics, and awkwardly generic recommendations.

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Tailing in Python

May 16, 2010 A quick and pointless look at implementing tail in Python. Something of a koan.

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Custom Django Views for Happier Ajax

September 24, 2008 This is the second part in the Django, jQuery & Ajax tutorial series, and takes a look at improving our first stab at Ajaxy functionality with something a bit... how shall we put it... less awful, by using custom Django views to respond to Ajax requests.

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Parallel HTTP Requests in Python

December 2, 2008 Last week I was doing parallel HTTP Requests in PHP, and it seemed like a crying shame I was doing something in PHP that I had never figured out in Python. Like it often happens, it only takes a couple dozen lines to teach Python this new trick.

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