1. Good developers care about their tools - 2020 October 15

    Good tools are important and organizations that shut down progress on this front don't succeed longer term.


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  2. Default parameters and sentinel objects - 2020 August 18

    How you can use sentinel objects to define default parameters in Python without running into the mutable default parameter pitfall.


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  3. Fixing the bug with the series sort order - 2020 July 12

    The plug in I was using to make series of posts on here doesn't actually sort them the way I'd want so I made some changes to fix this.


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  4. Natural sorting and pelican series - 2020 July 12

    Looks like the plug in I was using to make series of posts on here doesn't actually sort them the way I'd want.


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  5. A handy git command - 2020 July 11

    git pull --rebase is quite a useful command, I use it a lot when I'm working on this blog.


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  6. Python's data model and intuitive operators - 2020 July 11

    Being familiar with the implications of Python's data model will help you be able to make more intuitive APIs.


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  7. Git preview for a single file? - 2020 June 21

    I'd really like to be able to give people access to a single file in a Git repository without having to share the whole repository with them. This would really help in situations where people are looking for feedback on something.


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  8. PHP turns 25 - 2020 June 08

    PHP is now a quarter of a century old!


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  9. The MIT licence is community hostile - 2020 June 02

    The more I think about the MIT licence the more I think it encourages freeloading and other community hostile behavior. It also has very substantial issues with software patents that can, and do, derail projects.


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  10. PyPi web API - 2020 May 12

    PyPi has a web API that will give you JSON encoded information about packages.


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