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The Semantics of Python Import series has been important because the work I’m doing there supports work I’m doing elsewhere, namely modernizing the Hy import system to work with importlib, and then further shimming the import system to provide for heterogeneous source loaders. My showcase for all this has been Catalogia, a music collection management […]

20Apr

An “Ah-hah!” moment

Posted by Elf Sternberg as chat, database, Design, PHP, web development

There are moments when the lightbulb goes off in your head with the power of a thousand white-hot suns.  For me, it happened while I was reading the WordPress Database Schema back to back with Henri Bergius’s highly influentials (well, it was a Hell of an influence on me, at any rate) Decoupling Content Management. Take a close […]

One of the things I dislike most about some web frameworks is how they try to hide the machinery from your prying eyes.  In some cases, this can be downright necessary– the mind that invented Django’s ORM is clearly a twisted evil genius from Mars who knows more about metaprogramming than I do, although I […]

It drives me nuts that we in the Django community rely on Solr or Haystack to provide us with full-text search when MySQL provides a perfectly functional full-text search feature, at least at the table level and for modest projects. I understand that not every app runs on MySQL, but mine do, and I’m sure […]


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