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[28 May 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

A couple of new open source Ecommerce products out and about that will hopefully see the end of the monstrosity called OSCommerce and it’s less ugly incarnations –
Whilst they have served me well in the past and I may feel tempted to use Virtuemart for a customer who:
a) Will never ever need any customisations done to itb) Already has a Joomla installation and is very comfortable using Joomla
What’s the issue with Zencart, OSC or Virtuemart you may ask?
The issue is this. First OSCommerce is a mess. Every single module …

Django, Finance, Linux Administration, Open Source, Philosophy, Political, Rant »

[4 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday, I was searching around for a Critique of Neale Donald Walsch after watching the DVD “Conversations with God” – I have already read all three books of his Conversations with God series and whilst it didn’t present to me any new and revealing ideas about life, god and living in general, it did act as a reminder of the ones I already have. I have known about Book 1 for almost as long as it’s been out but never picked it up as I considered it would be too …

Django, Javascript, Open Source, Python »

[16 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Generic Serialization using JSON – here ’tis
Django + Ajax Presentation (pdf) – page 35 onwards – here ’tis
Thread on ExtJS forum specifically Django + JSON + ExtJS – here ’tis
Aah, also five part ipython series on showmedo.com
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Cross-Platform, Django, Internet Goodness, Javascript, Python »

[9 Oct 2007 | One Comment | ]

Visual WebGui looks very interesting from a perspective that it allows you to develop a winforms application as you normally would and deploy it as a webapp (also).
As per some previous posts, I like to be able to jump seamlessly between platforms. I don’t want to be tied down to anything if I can help it. This is why I wouldn’t buy an Ipod and like Mark Pilgrim, I don’t get the iphone phenomena. I want to use my application online, offline seamlessly. I want to have the same experience, …

Django, Python »

[2 Oct 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

**Edit: I did blatanly miss something, which was pointed out to me on django irc#, which is that you can’t call binary data into a template. You create a view and then call the view from your template. I will leave the below for prosterity and in case it trips someone else up. It was my blonde moment.
Forgive me if I am blatantly missinged something (which is very likelyobviously), but since the unicode integration into django, I can’t seem to generate non-text images from a view, into a template ie: …

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 …