Digg's fourth version isn't running anymore, but was an interesting system to work on. This article describes the system architecture, as well as the context behind those choices, and will hopefully be an interesting read for those scaling engineering teams and systems.
PyObjC is one of the most helpful projects I have ever used, but a number of individuals have been having trouble getting started with PyObjC on Leopard because the documentation is in a bit of a disarray. In particular, there didn't seem to be a comprehensive tutorial that could introduce a newcomer to all the important aspects of PyobjC, and that was completely up to date. Here is my attempt to fill that void. With a vengeance.
Genetic Algorithms are one of the most natural approaches to optimization. Did you learn about evolution in grade school? Then you already "get" GA.
A rather rough and tumble walkthrough for using Django and JQuery to make autocomplete input fields.
Luke and I competed in DjangoDash a few weeks ago, and hey, we actually finished a site.
Quick walkthrough of my code for converting a very large CSV file into a very large XML file using the Python standard libraries. Despite a few issues along the way, was a very pleasant experience.
A quick look at three different approaches for implementing touch detection using the Cocos2d iPhone library. There are a number of snippets here, and I imagine it would be rather confusing to approach without a basic understanding of ObjC and Cocos2d iPhone.
This is the final installment of my series of articles looking at how Django's loose coupling philosophy impacts day to day development. Here we'll be looking at using CouchDB with Django to create a simple web application.
Yesterday I spent some time running memory usage tests on Redis. Specifically I was interested in storing roughly comparable data in the different data structures and comparing costs. This article contains the numbers and notes from that process.
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