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Internet Goodness, Javascript »

[28 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Some Interesting Javascript – I am no JS guru, so comments are welcome
ExtJS – an interesting javascript library with some half-decent documentation and community, as well as paid support and alternative licensing
Shortcut.js – Keyboard enable your web application – this is something that’s seriously needed. I have seen bank tellers migrate from Terminal based systems to browser based systems where they were literally forced to work at a quarter of the speed of their terminal apps because the browser forces them into hunt and peck mode. Especially for old grannies …

Django, Open Source, Philosophy, Python »

[27 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Not much time to write but all I can say about Django is:
I came for the models, I stayed for the templates
While it’s not all been smooth sailing for me mostly due to my lack of python experience, the guys on IRC especially “Magus” have been tremendous. Is he paid to help people??? Someone should give him a fulltime position on the IRC channel.
The other part that tripped me up was newforms library as it’s still under development and isn’t fully documented as yet. This article at Big Nerd …

Django, Python »

[21 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Have been busy working on a project in Django, so haven’t able to write as much as I like but:
Siddhi has some nice Django screencasts over at Showmedo.com
I was also reading the Trac / Babel website which ended up hooking me up to a great article from a guy who was thinking about succesful open source projects and came to the conclusion to how powerful api’s are in both open source and proprietary applications. The article pointed out how much having a good, documented api lowers the entry barrier for …

Cross-Platform, Open Source, Philosophy »

[2 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

I wrote an earlier post about Mifos – an open source microfinance project implemented by the Grameen Foundation. I just saw this interesting video on youtube that I thought worth sharing.

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Linux Administration, Open Source »

[1 Sep 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

In my last post, I wrote about flpsed a PDF and Postscript editor. I was really surprised about how much traffic the post brought in from google, so I thought I would do a bit more digging around to see what I could find because flpsed doesn’t have the same amount of features as something like Foxit’s PDF Editor.
So I went on a bit of an install frenzy searching for Windows PDFEditor’s with free trials and installing them and running them with Wine. I didn’t have much success there and …