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November 16, 2005

Django 0.90

The Django project has made a 0.90 release available. I'll be staying on the trunk for a bit - there's good new stuff being added at a rapid clip.

Time to write a todo list webapp? 16mins.

November 11, 2005

Nutch with basic authentication

Cool. I seem to have hacked Nutch into spidering with basic authentication. The protocol-httpclient plugin has the guts of an approach for authentication, but doesn't work ootb. It wasn't hard to fix on the nutch trunk. What I have - see a 401, retry with the auth details - is probably ok for an intranet but a web/wide-area scenario really needs preemptive authentication. The next thing to do would be to patch protocol-httpclient further to read in all the http.auth.basic.* properties and configure them on HttpClient. I'll try to post details soon.

November 09, 2005

Convention over Configuration

"This is the problem with conventions - they have to be continually resold to each developer. If the developer has not learned the convention, or does not agree with it, then the convention will violated. And one violation can compromise the whole structure." -Robert C. Martin

November 04, 2005

Saving Europe from Software Patents

Seminar in Dublin 10.00-13.00, Friday the 18th of November, 2005