Activity tagged “webdev”
Really great free-as-in-speech fonts.
A CMS-oriented datastore, open sourced today at DevChatt. Interesting, and worth a closer look, I think.
This is a good analysis of different Rails stacks, but it's an even better case study in how to prepare and present meaningful benchmarks.
Wow. Looks amazing.
Django-SocialAuth - Login via twitter, facebook, openid, yahoo, google using a single app. — The Uswaretech Blog - Django Web Development
Looks slick. Gotta give this a try.
I didn't know you could do this - awesome.
WebserviceApi - moddims - mod_dims API and configuration documentation. - Project Hosting on Google Code
Apache module to dynamically resize images with ImageMagic. I wrote a similar tool once as a lighttpd 404 handler, which was a hack; this is the tool I wish I'd had then.
Nice technique for lightweight WSGI apps without needing to touch your Apache conf after the initial setup. I'd like to do something like this for my personal site so that it's easier to deploy quick & dirty apps.
A really good summary of what's good about Pylons. I'm glad to see that the recent 0.9.7 release adds “documentation” to the list; all too often, poor or missing documentation cripples an otherwise good chunk of code.
Alex actually looks carefully at the arguments against CSS variables and utterly destroys them. Am I the only one completely astounded that the main skeptics of browser advancement are now inside the W3C?
Amazing-looking dashboard/GUI for AWS/EC2. I gotta give this a try.
Matt explains how he and Christian brought election results to ten sites in under two days. I'm blown away by how awesome their coverage was, and with how quickly they pulled it together. Congrats!
The Front Range Pythoneers strike again: Django now runs pretty well on Jython. This really is a big deal.
Looks like Satchmo is quietly becoming a disruptive technology for webshop programmers: “at the moment I’ve got three more Satchmo clients. It is rapidly becoming the core of my consultancy, which is no surprise for me.”
TurboGears 2.0 will be built on top of Pylons. This is a very good thing for the Python web community. This has majorly cool implications for Django, too, so I better get my butt in gear and start coding.
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.
Loads of information about the tech behind Wikipedia. I've become convinced that the only sane way to design scalable systems is by studying the trials and tribulations of others.
Another load balancer; heard good things about this one.
Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.
A *great* roundup of ten presentations on scaling: Twitter, Flickr, LiveJournal, Vox, Bloglines, last.fm, and SlideShare.
An amazing breakdown of the various Python testing tools — there are even more of them then web frameworks!
Nifty font utility for browsers
Holy. Crap. EC2 does for hosting what S3 does for storage.
“This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used.” As is true of most open source, the majority looks like crap, but there are still some real gems.
A relatively through comparison between the speed of Symfony, Rails, and Django. Turns out Django's around 30% faster than Rails.
Really awesome database of airports, airlines, flights, etc — 37 million flight records!
Google does it again. The stock chart UI (with the news items directly on the chart) is far and away the best UI for stocks I've ever seen.
Lingerd is a daemon (service) designed to take over the job of properly closing network connections from an http server like Apache.
Python Web Framework Statistics
Some insights into what PHP6 will look like. Apparently namespaces will make it in (yay!) but the suggested syntax looks terrible.
Witness an epic battle of Those WIth Strange Last Names Who Write Web Frameworks
Generate secure values for hidden input fields that can't be tampered with
What does “web scale” mean, anyway?
The web development community owes Rails and the Rails community a debt of gratitude. I think we should all step back from our personal preferences and plainly say thank you, Rails, for all that you’ve done to move the state of web development forward.