Tag Archives: Python

++productivity == Python

JARGON ALERT:  this post contains jargon, jargon, and more jargon; you may want to skip directly to the last three paragraphs.  Otherwise enjoy some tasty jargon!  Mmmm. I was surprised that almost none of the Python code I’ve written makes … Continue reading

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Vagrant rocks and Midas51 to be hosted on Linux

While I was surprised to discover that Windows Azure provided Linux VMs at a significantly cheaper rate then Windows VMs, I decided to roll with it since Python has excellent cross-platform compatibility.  After getting CentOS 6, Debian 7 and Ubuntu … Continue reading

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New Project: Investment Decision Aid

My next side project will be an Azure app that aids people in decision making via interactive algorithms that analyze the data underlying the interactive controls, the data stored about the specific user, and the general data stored in the … Continue reading

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Time to start working with other folks again

After some reflection on the last year of doing solo software development, I’ve come to the conclusion that working solo does not allow for maximum productivity, that maximum productivity can only be achieved when working as part of a group, … Continue reading

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Compile C and C++ (and Python) code for the Flash platform

Just discovered Adobe Alchemy, which allows C and C++ code to be compiled for the Adobe Flash platform. For me anyway, this shines new light on the Flash platform, as this allows apps to be developed for Flash in widely … Continue reading

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The AppEngine platform needs more tools

While Google’s App Engine is a platform just as things like Windows, *nix, or Sony’s PlayStations are, it is a new one that is sorely missing numerous tools that are readily available on other platforms. For example your OS has … Continue reading

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Space-Based Architecture for AppEngine

Several posts ago I mentioned that I was waiting to see which cloud provider would be up to hosting Project Fangorn first.  In my last two posts (one, two) I talked about some of the issues with testing web apps … Continue reading

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Grey box testing web applications deployed to Google App Engine

Last post I stated: Due GAE’s limitations on CPU time/cycles and an overall maximum limit of 10 seconds to fulfill a request a non-trivial set of unit tests will exceed the quotas if they are all run at the same … Continue reading

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Unit testing web applications deployed to Google AppEngine

While the GAE SDK does provide the ability to run your web application locally, I’ve found that that the SDK’s local datastore doesn’t work precisely the same as the real one. Specially I’ve found that the local one is more … Continue reading

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Waiting to see if App Engine or an alternative gets there first

After tracking down numerous alternatives to Google App Engine after hitting a wall on Project Fangorn, I looked at the most promising alternatives in more depth. Here is what I found. GigaSpaces Using GigaSpaces XAP would mean–at a minimum–creating Python … Continue reading

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