Category Archives: python

App Engine: Most Of The Stuff I Want, None Of The Stuff I Don’t

I’m not sure who or how, but I got an invite to yesterday’s Camp Fire One event at Google where they announced their new App Engine platform. The event itself was small-ish, with lots of interesting people invited (both from Google and not). I had no idea ahead of time what the announcement would be, […]

Cometd: The Long Tail of Bad Puns

Thanks to a premature Ajaxian mention there’s some real wind in the sails of Cometd, a primordial little Comet server and protocol project that I’m lucky enough to be working on. The goal of the project is to produce a content-level protocol for publish/subscribe event notification down to browsers. We need a name for the […]

Upgrade

It’s been too long since I’ve written a non-trivial amount of Python and for the last couple of days I’ve been spending some time to look around and see what got better and what still sucks in Python land. The good news is that a lot of things have gotten better, including the language itself. […]

procrastination

So I’m procrastinating (I mean…erm….thinking) on some code for a talk I’m giving in a couple of days, and as usual, I wind up doing mental gymnastics on every topic but the one at hand when I’m staring down a deadline. This time, I can’t get my head off of mobile apps. At a conference […]