Docker is a great tool to deploy your application to staging and production environments, but the current ecosystem make it much less pleasant to use in development. Docker Compose does help a lot, but things could be more efficient — Even for the most common tasks, you still have to pass additional options to docker and docker-compose, and resort to utilities like awk and xargs.Continue reading
This late issue of The Software Practitioner’s Digest, the first in 2012, highlights resources published in January in Better Software, Dr. Dobb’s, IEEE Software and Software Engineering Radio.
This digest has been the most difficult to compile so far, given how hesitant I was with regards to the inclusion of some research articles and essays which — although very revealing or thought-provoking — did not have much (or any) actionable material for practitioners. I decided not to include them in this issue, but I’d like to know whether my modest readership would enjoy finding articles that are simply interesting in future issues (rest assured that these would be backed by some evidence!). Please let me know what you think!
This is the third issue of the The Software Practitioner’s Digest, covering the little activity from December 2011 — A very quiet month not only because of the holiday season, but also because it’s an even month and the periodicals I follow are published in odd months. The next issue should be along the lines of the October and November issues, so stay tuned!
I’ve just uploaded the materials for my tutorial at EuroPython 2010, “WSGI from Start to Finish”. You can also get the slides and the WSGI cheat-sheet individually. I’ve updated the slides so that they make sense even without me speaking; so now they have references to the code examples.
The tutorial was recorded and should be published on the EuroPython Web site after the event.
This was the first time I give such a long talk. Three hours talking about WSGI! But it was really fun. And the room was absolutely full, which I couldn’t believe.