Dropping an image file onto a page and catching the event is pretty straightforward. We used to think the only way to [...]
Response to June 2012 article: http://warp.byu.edu/site/content/1100
The article is coming up on its first birthday, but it’s on the web, and I found it by mistake while searching for an unrelated topic.
The argument of the author, a teacher of Java, was that the Django urlconf system is too verbose and [...]
Using Macports on OS X is beautiful, but sometimes when you install a library, it does something unexpected. No so wholly wrong that you think the creator is stupid, just messed up enough to detour you for 20 minutes while you figure out what happened.
I like to keep my list of install ports short—I’d [...]
On Linux, all manner of automation is available. I run my own minecraft server process on my virtual private server, and have been occasionally faced with random crashes. (Truth be told, the machine needs just a tad more RAM, so perhaps the process is killed by the OS for this reason.)
To keep my Minecraft [...]
Now here’s a difficult-to-Google-search niche concern: how do I change the sidebar icons for files (or folders) in the Textmate sidebar?
Most of my attempts to find an existing article on the subject were decided failures, because the query was just too wordy, and all I’d find was Textmate replacement icons and file type icons [...]
One of the most frustrating types of problem is one where you can’t control something that is obviously going wrong.
For months, off and on, I’ve been casually trying to start Python3.2 virtualenvs for projects, because I care very much about progressing the state of Python 3.x’s ecosystem. But every time I tried to create [...]
Because Python does so many things so easily, the average coder starts to embrace the fun syntax sugar. Sooner or later, though, people get sloppy and start to prefer the nice syntax too quickly, without bothering to entertain a speed comparison.
Lots of young pythoneers simply cower in [...]
As a joke (but not really), I was terribly annoyed at Java today, and wrote this Java code in a few minutes. It’s (not surprisingly) capable of accomplishing *anything*. Give it a shot.
ProjectAttempt project = new Project();
attempt = project.codeWith(Java);
if( attempt.results == tooRigid
So, part 1 was all about our current circumstance in the world, with Java being a bit “dusty” (to use the term I used in the part 1 post) when held in comparison to the ideas backing new languages.
To recap the most important idea from part 1: Java was a great [...]
If Java and a language like Python got in a fight, Python would eat the eyeballs of Java, and then spit them out at jobless teenie-bopper Java coders.
Blinded by the magical cross-platform abilities Java presents to its audience, Java coders are hard at work being hard at work. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Python [...]
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