Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Project Management

If you are doing any kind of software project management this is a must read.

Playing with Django and RoR

Started watching the SnakesAndRubies video. Having read quite a couple of articles and blogs about these two frameworks I finally started playing around with Django. Cool stuff ! And it's actually really exactly as easy as described in the articles ;-)

Having done five years of Java/JSP/Struts/OJB (a rather lightweight stack in Java terms) web applications the difference is mindboggling. If Ruby and Python just wouldn't be such a hard management sell. Using Websphere for a simple web application should be a hard sell too. Now I've seen quite a few simple web applications on Websphere so these hard sells can be done. We just need to educate the marketing people to come over from the dark side.

Now onto a lesson in beauty by David.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Hula again

Got around to revisiting the Debian hula package. Sent an email to Alex asking for his assessment on including a more recent svn snapshot. Alex has already done all the hard work dealing with the new mono dependencies so I guess it boils down to a stability question.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Longer than expected

Finally I arrived in blog space. For some people it just takes longer.