Friday, July 02, 2004

Going to a healthfarm

How can I say this? Ehm...

import time
MyWorkStuff.persist()
time.sleep (1209600)

I'm off on hols and going cold turkey on e-mail, blogging etc. I'm off to a health farm. Actually, no I'm not. That is a lie. I'm off to walk around Barcelona and eat my way throught its fish restaurents with my family. (It amounts to much the same thing:-).

Back on the 19th.

Going to a healthfarm

How can I say this? Ehm...

import time
MyWorkStuff.persist()
time.sleep (1209600)

I'm off on hols and going cold turkey on e-mail, blogging etc. I'm off to a health farm. Actually, no I'm not. That is a lie. I'm off to walk around Barcelona and eat my way throught its fish restaurents with my family. (It amounts to much the same thing:-).

Back on the 19th.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Bloglines - a blessing and a curse (and a happy birthday)

Bloglines is a year old today. I find it indespensible. Unfortunatly, its popularity has rendered by site stats system rather ineffective.

90% of the entries are of the form http://stats.blogger.com/redirector.pyra?t=http%3A%2F%2Fbloglines.com%2Fmyblogs_display%3Ffolder%3DNNNNN.

Is there a way to work back from this to the bloglines identity I wonder?

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Vancouver Python workshop

Impressive list of talks coming up at the Vancouver Python workshop

Conference home page here.

Reading, writing, APIs, GETs, POSTs and poetry

THis weeks ITWorld article Two HTTP verbs diverged in a wood... is all about idempotency although the word is never mentioned.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Python and Java technology work together to solve the impossible

Python and Java technology work together to solve the impossible is the title of an article over on IBM Developerworks. [via Daily Python URL].

Jython is a wonderful tool to have in any test-driven application development plan. The speed with which you can implement new tests, slice and dice exisiting tests, create smart "batch" runs of tests etc. with Jython has to be seen to be believed.

If you are developing tests of Java code in Java. STOP RIGHT NOW! :-) Double your productive day with Jython. (I'm not kidding.).