I’ve always thought that making HTTP requests in Python was a lot
harder than it should’ve been. Alone, the confusion between urllib and
urllib2 is enough to drive me a little crazy. On top of that, neither
library has that API je ne sais quoi, the...
Sorting tables in Rails
is a common problem. It must have been done before, right? In fact it
has been done so many times that it’s really hard to find anything that
“just works”. Turned out to waste a lot of time of at least two people
Debugging mobile web applications was always a painful process. In this post I’m presenting the free tool iWebInspector I’ve
& profiling- in Safari for iPhone and iPad and in...
Last Thursday W3C's SPARQL 1.1 Federated Query extension went into Last Call status -- meaning that the working group thinks it has done everything necessary to complete the specification, and wants others to review.
Zend Framework is huge, and Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Zend's project leader, rides the behemoth skilfully.Who better than Matthew to tell you about Zend Framework 2.0? which was just released, during ZendCon 2011, in late October.
A number of prominent front-end developers delivered helpful talks at this year's Fronteers 2011 conference in Amsterdam.In
this (provocatively titled) video, Aral Balkan offers a series of radical suggestions on how UI considerations -- or, better, the...
When using Jira web service methods that operate on work logs you may
get the following error when running your .NET application: Object of type System.Xml.XmlNode cannot be stored in an array of this type. In this posting I will show you solution to this...
Many people talk about the things a software engineer needs to know
in order to be successful in their job. Other people talk about the
traits needed to be successful. Typically, these posts may read
differently but there are many similarities between the...
A new tutorial for Pennyworth has arrived. For those of you who haven't heard of this obscure tool from the DevOps community, it's a continuous packager that is built around Chef, Jenkins, and the "effing package manger".
Have you heard of Apache Jena? It's a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications that's been in the Apache incubation stage since November of 2010, and provides developers with a library to handle RDF, RDFS, RDFa, OWL and SPARQL in line with the...