Boo Language aspx .Net using xsp2 on Mono and Linux (Ubuntu)

I have been playing around with boo a little bit because it has Python-inspired syntax, runs at C# speeds and is a first class citizen on dotnet. So I decided to find out what it would be like to do some web programming in it. I learned a bit about asp.Net in the process and […]

Recording Last.fm Streams with Ubuntu Linux Rhythmbox to mp3 or ogg

There’s three options available for achieving this, as far as I can see: TheLastRipper – This is a fully featured streamripper for last.fm that has a great feature set (ID3v2 tags, international characters, automatic directory hierachies) BUT you can not listen to the streams while it’s ripping. It’s got the ‘love’ / ‘ban’ buttons but […]

Open Source Ecommerce alternatives to Zencart, OSCommerce and Virtuemart

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 […]

JSON & Serialization in Django – Links for my reference

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 Technorati Tags: django, extjs, json, ajax Powered by ScribeFire.

Seamless on/offline: Design winForms and deploy as ajax webapp on mono

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 […]

Open Source everywhere I turn

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business […]

Open Source Flashcard Learning with Granule or Jmemorize

Whether you are trying to study for your RHCE, MCSE, Solaris, Linux+  or some University exams or maybe even trying to learn a new language, having some flashcards can be extremely helpful – for both short-term and long-term learning. I have a pretty good system setup: cross-platform, remote learning. I have played with both Jmemorize […]