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Archive for February, 2008

Step 1: convince yourself

Posted by Uberto Barbini on February 21, 2008

Yesterday I installed Django, you basically need only a python installed (any recent version should be fine) and a svn client (they suggest me to use the TRUNK).

10 minutes including the download. It’s not completely fool-proof because you need to create two symlinks (err… only 1 is really necessary).

And we know as in these days programmer who can create a symlink are to be placed near the expert end of the skill gradient.

But before doing that, while not enjoying a very funny, I mean really funny not “funny” as in Jobs’ speeches, video about Django history?

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Let’s start with Django!

Posted by Uberto Barbini on February 20, 2008

Ok, guys I’m ready.

About two weeks ago I had a certain idea about a site, so I began to explore some cool ways to implement it.

Php? Naaah!

Grails, Rhino, Seaside? mmh… a bit too esoteric and not really appealing to me.

Java? mmh… maybe. But it would resemble actual work…

RubyOnRails? almost there but I’m still afraid of the dark side of Ror magic.

And while thinking this, I recalled a suggestion from a friend of mine (http://www.oluyede.org/blog/) and I gave a try to Django.

So far I’m in love with it. All the niceties of ROR without the dark arts part. Of course if you are able to read and enjoy The little LISPer you probably are much more intelligent than me.

Anyway, for the time being, django seems the Perfect Framework, written in the Perfect Language(TM).

Only time will tell…

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Hello world – Konnichiwa sekai

Posted by Uberto Barbini on February 20, 2008

Hi everybody!

I finally decided to open a blog about a new project of mine… more on this later.

I’m not sure if I’ll manage to keep other personal interests out of here.

For the moment the wordpress account seems to work.

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