Posts Categorized: Pythian
Let’s say you want to serve static http content from a machine. The sensible thing to do would be to install Apache/Nginx/Lighttp. But let’s say — because of insane configuration, red tape, cruel whims of the gods — that you can’t do the sensible thing. Fortunately, there’s a few aces you can pull from out of your sleeve. One of them is to use Dancer as a spur-of-the-moment barebone web server
Say theres a website you would like to tweet directly from. Not via a Twitter client, not using a service like Yoolink, not through a Firefox plugin. No, you really want to be able to have a honest to God “Tweet this” input field on the website itself. It’s a strange requirement, for sure, but it’s a mission that I’d been given a few days ago. Here’s how I did it.
Never the one to turn my back to shameless self-promotion, I mentioned my blog entry and mini-project in the comment section. As luck would have it, my views were very much in line with what the metacpan cabal was envisioning, and I was told that, if I was willing, I was welcome to give it a try. As a subsequent update from Olaf hinted at, that’s an offer I couldn’t let pass. So, in the last two months, I’ve been a busy bee.
Yesterday was actually my second day at Hotsos, 2011.Have a look at my post to see what kind of interesting tidbits I have to share.
Tommy Stanton from the Los Angeles Perl Mongers let me know that he gave a presentation on Galuga in January (slides are available here). He also tinkered with the mozzarella-toned beast, and his patches should soon percolate to the pallid cetacean’s GitHub lair.
Database Servers are humming along, and the people who manage them, interact with them or are just in awe of them are busy in blogging about them. This inspires our next Log Buffer, Log Buffer #214.
Most of the time, I hack applications together because I have an itch that badly needs scratching. But, sometimes, I also build up apps for the sake of trying out and experimenting with new technologies. The process I’m following for those latter apps is what I call Awesome Driven Development, or A.D.D. for short. Here’s how it’s done.
A few days ago I learned about this year’s NoCOUG SQL Challenge and decided to to put the gray matter between my ears to work. I’ve been teaching a MySQL course this week and my first impulse was to use my MySQL VM to test my solution attempts. However, I eventually decided to use Recursive Subquery Factoring to solve the proposed problem and had to switch to an Oracle 11gR2, since it’s the only database that implements this feature that I know how to use (are there any others?). I was happy with my solution, but frustrated that I couldn’t run it on MySQL. So I decided to try to make it somehow work on MySQL.
Seems that our André Araujo has already spilled the beans and revealed his solution to the second edition of the NoCOUG SQL Challenge.
Now, I can’t let him have all the fun, can I?
Here is the next latest and greatest DBD::Oracle for your programming pleasure. This time round we have cleaned a few compiler warnings and fixed up a few of the tests. Thanks to H. Merijn Brand and Charles Jardine for those.