January 2008

2 articles; try also the whole year and February

Review: The Definitive Guide to Django

16 Jan 2008

While I normally prefer to write about code, I’d like to take a few minutes and review the recently-published definitive guide on my favorite subject. That’s right, I’m talking about The Definitive Guide to Django: Web Development Done Right by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss (and special quest author Simon Willison).

A Simple Plugin Framework

10 Jan 2008

Since getting involved with Python, I’ve read a few discussions about Zope, and though I haven’t used it, I do enjoy reading articles about it, to see how other people approach common problems. In particular, a recent Satchmo discussion pointed me to an article about using Zope3 interfaces to essentially manage plugins. I knew Trac did this, as I had tried to write a Trac plugin a while back, but I hadn’t really seen a good description of how the process actually works until now (thus my Trac plugin was doomed from the start).