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The Django and Ubuntu Intrepid Almanac

This heavy tome of wisdom will guide you, keystroke by keystroke, through configuring a mod_wsgi, Postgres, memcached, Django server on Ubuntu Intrepid. Written for a complete command line beginner, but hopefully useful to everyone (I know I'll have to refer to it to remember how to add additional domains to my server as well ;).

Kill Your Heroes, Stop Doing it Harder

One of the most destructive ideas is that you can dig out of a hole by doing what you're already doing, but doing it harder. This doesn't work, but it does breed and kill your heroes, and alienate everyone else.

Using Optional Parameters in Django Urls

02/04/2008

A simple but helpful trick for using optional parameters in Django views to allow one view to serve multiple urls with varying parameters.

A Couple of Clojure Agent Examples

This post contains an extremely brief discussion on how Clojure agents differ from Erlang actors, and then follows with examples o fusing Clojure agents to serialize file writes, form message relays and perform parallel HTTP fetches.

Using Threadpools in Python

02/10/2009

This article takes a look at creating a threadpool in Python. Specifically it takes a stab at iteratively processing CSV and XML files and farming out the parsed data for processing by a threadpool. The Python logging, csv and ElementTree modules make cameo appearances.

Reading Files in Clojure

11/15/2009

A brief overview to approaches to reading in files in Clojure.

Assigning One To Many Relationships in CoreData

A few brief code snippets on how to add an instance of an entity to another entity's one-to-many relationship.

Reflection on RethinkDB

12/02/2012

I spent a couple of hours reading up on and working through an example project using RethinkDB, and it seems like a great tool, as long as its performance and scalability stories prove themselves out with large scale usage.

Notes on Cocos2d iPhone Development

An overview, some notes and a few snippets on Cocos2d development for the iPhone. Hopefully enough to help someone get started with development, but a few steps short of comprehensive.

Building a Software Deployment Pipeline

One of the fundamental pieces of infrastructure for an effective software engineering team is their deployment pipeline. Here we cover a fairly basic but effective pipeline for deploying code.

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