The Changelog – Episode #36

Django Dash, Python, and Ruby

with Daniel Lindsley, Christian Metts, and Matt Croydon

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Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Daniel, Christian, and Matt from Pragmatic Badger to talk about the Django Dash, Python, and Ruby.

Notes & Links

  • Daniel, Christian, and Matt from Pragmatic Badger host the Django Dash.
  • Django Dash - you’ve got 48 hours to build a Django app. Go!
  • Pyweek - Build a Python app in a week
  • Rails Rumble - Ruby on Rails’ a own 48 hour web application development competition.
  • The Dash rules
  • Great Big Crane - 2010 Dash winner
  • The Dash moved to distributed version control this year on GitHub & BitBucket
  • Love for Pythons’ explicit imports and Python’s module system
  • Twisted - an event-driven networking engine written in Python.
  • Node.js - Evented I/O for V8 JavaScript.
  • Eventlet - a concurrent networking library for Python that allows you to change how you run your code, not how you write it.
  • EventMachine - fast, simple event-processing library for Ruby programs.
  • Christian is using Compass and Sass in Django, but hates on Haml
  • Forkinit - forkin’ brilliant! Share and fork your favorite recipes.
  • Flask - Flask is a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.
  • Web.py - a web framework for python that is as simple as it is powerful.
  • Google’s AppEngine Run your Python web apps on Google’s infrastructure.
  • Pypy - implemenation of the Python language focusing on speed, memory usage, and sandboxing.
  • Rubinius - an implementation of the Ruby programming language. The Rubinius bytecode virtual machine is written in C++.
  • Manoria - an MMO city-building and resource management game [Source]
  • Server tail - a service which lets you quickly and easily see real time output of log files on your servers, with just a web browser. [Source]
  • Read the docs - a place to create, host, and browse docs. [Source]
  • GitHub made covering the event live much more fun
  • PhoneGap - open source development framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML and JavaScript.
  • Leah Culver, who created Leafy Chat in last year’s Dash, talked about it in Episode 0.1.5
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