Thu 23 July 2015 | -- (permalink)

There was some good discussion on Reddit about my Real Time Web Apps with (just) Python and Postgres video. User b4stien in particular gave a great suggestion:

In the "Getting Big" slide (around 14min) OP is suggesting that we need 1 postgres connection per webscocket, why can't we use ...


Thu 16 July 2015 | -- (permalink)

The market for web developers is split between two main camps:


Wed 15 July 2015 | -- (permalink)

You don't need a complex stack to build a Python web app with a UI that updates in real time (using websockets).

This is the presentation I gave at the PyWaw 2015 conference at the end of May. I'm not sure if they recorded it, or when the ...


Thu 09 July 2015 | -- (permalink)

I just finished a new programming project, this time in Haskell. Khask is a HTTP file server with a GridFS backend.

It's actually my 3rd time writing this program. The first version was Khartoum (in Python). Then I started learning Go, and rewrote the app as Khargo. So when ...


Thu 28 May 2015 | -- (permalink)

A few posts ago I lamented the absence of a Python web framework that worked just the way I wanted, and started messing with some proof-of-concept code for a framework that would.

Things have snowballed since then. I started implementing my ideas in a smallish project at work. Some of ...


Mon 11 May 2015 | -- (permalink)

Later this month I'm speaking at the inaugural PyWaw conference on "Realtime Web Apps With (just) Python and Postgres." I'll be sharing some code and development patterns that have emerged from earlier posts here on Postgres and Python. I'll post a video link here later if they ...


Tue 03 February 2015 | -- (permalink)

I'm looking for the perfect Python web framework. Looking at the leading options in the Python community makes me feel a bit like Goldilocks, with nothing being quite right. There are pieces I like from most of the frameworks I've tried, as well as things I'd really ...


Tue 13 January 2015 | -- (permalink)

This post is about how to publish data from Postgres in more-or-less real time. Understanding why I would want to do that will require telling a story...

Once Upon a Time

Our survey system began life at a company named Polimetrix in Palo Alto in the mid aughts. Polimetrix got ...


Mon 08 December 2014 | -- (permalink)

These are some notes to help myself remember the basic usage and mechanics of overlayfs, as well as explain them to others.

These steps are performed in an Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) Vagrant box, which comes with OverlayFS support out of the box.

First make 3 folders:

# mkdir base_folder
# mkdir ...

Sun 16 November 2014 | -- (permalink)

This is the first post on my new Pelican-driven blog (I was on WordPress before). So far, I like it.


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