Findjango, A Week of Progress

March 16, 2009 Here is an overview of the visible and not-quite-so-visible changes to Findjango over its first week. As always I'm excited for more feedback in the one year plan towards creating a valuable Django search experience.

Filed under djangofindjango

Making Django Apps Run On and Off GAE

March 10, 2009 Here are some short snippets which examine how I modified django-springsteen to run on and off the Google App Engine without requiring external dependencies.

Filed under djangogoogle-app-engine

Technical Debt and Peanut Butter Jars

March 10, 2009 Let me regale you with the story of technical debt and peanut butter jars. A harrowing tale from my past.

Filed under reflectionsoftware-engineering

Findjango: A Django Search Vertical

March 9, 2009 When I develop with Django I'm constantly searching documentation, trying to figure out new modules and generally looking for answers to new problems as they arise. Today I'm introducing a new project, Findjango, which hopes to being a valuable resource for searching on Django-related topics.

Filed under djangospringsteenfindjango

Solango and Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu Intrepid

March 6, 2009 This tutorial covers installing Tomcat 6, Solr and Solango on Ubuntu Intrepid. If you're going for a lightweight deployment, I'd recommend sticking with Jetty instead...

Filed under djangoubuntusolango

Simplified django-springsteen Deploy on GAE

March 6, 2009 I've simplified the process of deploying django-springsteen on the Google App Engine down to a several minute process. Take a look.

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Deploying django-springsteen on Google App Engine

March 5, 2009 This articles covers the basics of creating a custom search vertical using django-springsteen and then deploying it on Google App Engine.

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Reranking Results in django-springsteen

February 26, 2009 After introducing django-springsteen to the world yesterday, here is a look at how to use django-springsteen to rerank search results with custom logic, as well as a look at how it achieves consistency of results across pagination.

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django-springsteen and Distributed Search

February 25, 2009 Introducing a new pluggable Django application for creating distributed searches. django-springsteen assists in both aggregating results from a variety of services as well as exposing results to be aggregated.

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Leaving DreamHost

February 23, 2009 It was a good run, but I finally closed my DreamHost account and left behind that era. From here on it's all VPSs and servers.

Filed under dreamhostslicehost

Depicting Human Relationships

February 22, 2009 Another Processing visualization, this one attempting to describe the transience of human relationships, and how we become connected to each other.

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