August, 2009

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  • Looking For The Spike...

    rel=shortlink

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    Finally! A real solution to end the need for external 'URL shortener' services: I've had a beef with URL shorteners for a long while now for reasons that have been covered ad nauseam (not the least of which being that in addition to adding significant...
  • Looking For The Spike...

    Licensing

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    Always a confusing topic. GPL? Apache? What's the difference between MIT and BSD? Artistic? The KDE folks have a nice page listing a dozen or so open source licenses , with *english* (read: layman) definitions regarding linking, distribution, redistribution...
  • Looking For The Spike...

    Rails 2.3.3 is out

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    Here . The JSON improvements sound nice. Of course, it's Rails - what's this release break? Sigh. Something to keep an eye on, but I'm not keen on being an early guinea pig.
  • Looking For The Spike...

    argparse = OptParse++

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    Looks like someone built a better mousetrap for command-line parsing in Python. Unfortunately, OptParse is already pretty good, argparse is better but not significantly for most folks, and OptParse is already in the standard Python Library (has been for...
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