Using Ajax with the BeepBeep Microframework

July 6, 2009 The second entry in the Introduction to BeepBeep series, this time we take a look at using Ajax with BeepBeep in an extremely simple and contrived example.

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Getting Started With BeepBeep

July 5, 2009 BeepBeep is an intuitive web framework (or micro-framework in the words of its creators) along the lines of Django or Merb. For someone looking to get started with Erlang webapps with a minimum of hassle, it's a great option to investigate.

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What Do Django People Search About?

June 18, 2009 Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.

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YUI Dialogs, IE z-index and Tragedy

June 16, 2009 Yesterday I was confused by my own code--really really confused--for the first time in a very long time. Here is the story I unraveled.

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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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Recycling Hacker Fear-Mongering

May 31, 2009 Recently President Obama and every publishing outfit that can convince their editors to publish words like "cyberwarrior" has been writing about nefarious hackers and the new elite soldiers tasked with combatting them. If only any of it was true.

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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.

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OS X Textfield Encoding (maybe) Issue

April 1, 2009 So, after plugging in my trusty HP scanner and trying to scan a few files, something has gone seriously haywire with my poor laptop. Any thoughts?

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Findjango Redesign & Slides for django-nyc

March 25, 2009 Quick post with slides for tonight's presentation at django-nyc, and also a look at the excellent new design for Findjango.

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How To Remotely Admin Servers Via Twitter

March 22, 2009 A quick look at how I setup my server to be listen for Twitter direct messages and provide a very minimal degree of remote administration.

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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.

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