The original Django tools for creating HTML forms and validating user supplied data (forms, manipulators, and validators) are currently being replaced by the newforms library, which is expected to be completed for version 1.0. The newforms library will be a nice change to Django, as it is much more elegant and easier to use than the oldforms library. Unfortunately, the inclusion of the newforms library will be backwards incompatible, so the development team is going to include both libraries in Django 1.0 to ease the transition, and then completely drop oldforms from the framework in later versions.
Recently I moved from San Mateo to San Francisco. Like any move, it involved a couple phone calls to utility companies.
It’s not often that we here at Highgroove Studios make mistakes (joke), but the Slingshot Hosting Application was broken for a few hours recently.
If you’re like me and have been putting off RESTful routing in Rails (in other words - the future), checkout Andre Lewis and his presentation on RESTful routes at Thursday’s Silicon Valley Ruby on Rails Meetup.
When I released PagePacker a week ago, I thought it might be handy for a few people. (See the original post if you don’t know what I am talking about) Now that thousands of people (literally) have downloaded it and given me feedback, I’m quickly getting out a new version with:
I often wander around without a computer, so I needed a nice easy way to print important bits into little books of information that I could carry around in my pocket. Chad Adams figured out a brilliant technique of cutting and folding pieces of paper into little books and called it PocketMod. The technique was brilliant, but the software was a little awkward. So I, knowing a little about Cocoa, hacked together PagePacker. Click here to download PagePacker. It is a universal binary that runs on MacOS X 10.4. It has some informative help, too. (This version will expire in June. In June, it will be time to upgrade to a new version for Leopard.)
For much of the history of computers, technical training has received very little attention. I started Big Nerd Ranch because I thought it could be taken to another level – expert instructors, relevant materials, great settings. I’m very proud of what we do: we have become the technical training company for people who hate technical training. But for the last five years, I have been looking over my shoulder for something terrible to happen. Well, it did.