Archive for September, 2008

September 13th, 2008

Server load: DreamHost vs WebFaction

I got tired of the slowness of DreamHost servers and its consequences, such as sites being down or extremely slow from time to time. So I decided to migrate progressively over the next weeks to WebFaction because:

  1. The costs are the same.
  2. They don’t overload their servers.
  3. They have an excellent reputation in the TurboGears community.

So here I offer a comparison on the server load in my DreamHost shared host vs my WebFaction shared host.
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September 8th, 2008

Enable LDAP authentication in your WSGI applications!

repoze.who.plugins.ldap is an straightforward yet powerful solution to enable LDAP authentication in your WSGI application. It enables you to have LDAP authentication working in your new or existing applications, in few minutes and with few lines of code!

It’s a plugin for the repoze.who framework, featuring not only an LDAP authenticator, but also related utilities. It’s a fully documented project which also ships with a working demo application, so it’d be hard for you to get stuck.

I wrote this plugin in order to enable LDAP authentication in Animador. And in fact, it’s the first application that uses the plugin.

The latest version is 1.0, and you’re highly encouraged to play with it and give feedback!

Visit its website for more information!

September 4th, 2008

The Linux homepage now in Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Ukrainian

The awesome international Linux homepage is now available in Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Ukrainian!

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