Sunday, April 26, 2009

Linked In

My LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bennybeta

Ubuntu 9.04, Django, Google AppEngine

Today's tasks:
  • Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 (done)
  • Get Django 1.0 working on Google AppEngine (done)
  • Work on Feed aggregator for Flex After Dark (in progress)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 Is Here

Ubuntu 9.04 is here! I plan to upgrade to Jaunty Jackalope this weekend. Last time I upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 it took a few hours, but mostly for the downloading. Overall it was an easy and pleasant experience. I'm looking forward to trying out the latest version of Ubuntu and Gnome.

If you're still using Windows... why? Do yourself a favor and try out Ubuntu. You can download it, put it on a CD/DVD and try it without having to install it. You'll thank yourself (and the thousands of developers behind Linux).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Haystack with Whoosh Support

Haystack is a pure-Python library for adding search to your Django application. It has support for Whoosh as well. I'll be looking into this as a possibility for Flex After Dark's search functionality.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Before Website Launch

Before you launch your next website, make sure you perform these essential checks and test cross-browser compatibility. Both links courtesy of Smash Magazine, a great resource.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Creole Parser

I'm using a Python package called CreoleParser extensively on the Flex After Dark website. The package helps with parsing Creole, a wiki markup syntax. It is a truly excellent package in terms of functionality and organization.