Activity tagged “development”
I really need to figure out Graphite. It looks rad.
A bit of info about setting up a buildbot “try” server to try arbitrary patches.
This should be required reading for web developers. Kudos to Google for putting this out.
Bug tracking software oriented around the “story/iteration” model. Looks pretty neat, though I kinda wish the bullshit jargon around “Agile Software” would curl up and die; it's just distracting and Inside Baseball-y. I especially like the built-in velocity tracking; that's something traditional bug tracks aren't so good at.
I have an enormous amount of respect for folks like Matt who can just shut up and Get Shit Done. Every minute spent thinking about the “best” or “right” way to do something is a minute you haven't spent actually building it. Matt's completely right: building a demo is the best way to prove an idea, even if the only audience for the demo is you.
A look at one app's AWS architecture. Nginx, HAProxy, Rails, pgpool II, PostgreSQL, and RabbitMQ. I didn't realize that pgpool II did sharding at the balancer layer; that makes this kind of set up much easier.
BBEdit 9 is out, and looks fantastic. BBEdit was the first text editor that I really fell in love with. It certainly languished for a loooong time, but BB9 finally looks like a modern text edit. Now that TextMate 2 looking increasingly like vaporware I may well go give BB a try for a couple of weeks and see if it's as good as I remember.
Brett's (preliminary) slides on contributing to Python. I need to prepare something similar for Django.
An interesting visual diff tool along the lines of FileMerge or kdiff3. I've been more than happy with FileMerge, but Changes is probably worth a look.
Cryptography makes my head hurt.
“Piston is a utility that eases vendor branch management. This is similar to svn:externals, except you have a local copy of the files, which you can modify at will. As long as the changes are mergeable, you should have no problems.” Nifty.
An overview of what's new in Leopard for developers. The killer feature of Leopard is really going to be what it lets indie developers do; I can't wait to see what Panic, Flying Meat, et al. can do with this stuff.
From any other source I'd call bullshit, but it's Glenn Fleishman and TidBITS, and seems to line up with some rumblings I've been hearing from inside the Mothership. Who knows - anything's possible…
Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers - Software Freedom Law Center
Important guidlines from the SFLC on how to properly relicense permissively-licensed (i.e. BSD/MIT) code. Good to see that something positive came out of the whole Atheros driver kerfuffle.
Whoa, Aaron Broodman is behind Google Gears!? I guess I should have known, but I'm somehow a lot more excited about it now that I do.
A development toolbox in a single disk image.
A good collection of stories from Django users. Gives me the warm fuzzies :)
“Pyglet is a cross-platform gaming / multimedia library written in pure Python.” Built on OpenGL.
YA python to API doc tool. But this one's by mwh, so it's likely a cut above.
Low-level database connectors for MySQL. Essentially you get to use a relational database without SQL. Could be very interesting when combined with an ORM.
“breve: a 3d Simulation Environment for Multi-Agent Simulations and Artificial Life”