Archive for the 'Web Development' Category

It Looked Zope at First!

January 12th, 2010 Posted in Web Development | Comments »

I am still searching for tools that would allow me to do web development with Python. I was leaning toward Zope, but it looks like I will be going a different direction with WSGI. WSGI seems very lightweight or minimalist, which requires me to research template engines. Kubica’s HOWTO Use Python in the Web refers […]

Questioning the Dependence on Third-Party Service Providers

July 26th, 2008 Posted in IT Administration, Software Engineering, Web Development | Comments »

According to this S3 Team write up on the loss of their S3 service’s availability, “very few requests were completing successfully” during an availability event. The service’s problems seem to have started at 08:40, and the service’s error rates did not fall back to normal, acceptable levels in the United States until 16:02pm. The […]

Supporting Internet Explorer for Mac

March 13th, 2006 Posted in Web Development | Comments »

A lot of effort has been exerted lately on providing the same user experience on a web site through all web browsers. Although implementing Internet applications to target requirements of the lowest common denominator would be optimal for greater reach, like other decisions that are made where resources are scarce, the decision to continue investing […]

Hello, Ruby!

December 12th, 2005 Posted in Ruby, Web Development | Comments »

After months of resistance, I decided to join the Ruby on Rails bandwagon and read up on Ruby at a brick and mortar bookstore. I was unable to find Programming Ruby, but I found Agile Web Development with Rails and was able to read Appendix A, which was an introduction to the Ruby programming language. […]

Development Process Illustrated

December 11th, 2005 Posted in Web Development | Comments »

The Website Development Process at describes an iterative product development life cycle through a presentation that is “fun to look at.” The presentation focuses on the interaction between a web design firm and a client, but the interaction can be generalized to cover all product development efforts. This is a useful resource for introducing […]