Tag Archives: Python

Programming is about Interfaces, and not just the graphical ones, EuroPython2011 post 1

If you program, you create interfaces. And I don’t just mean the graphical user ones. All software is broken up in functions, methods, modules, plugins, etc. All pieces of software are used by other pieces of software. Every programmer’s code … Continue reading

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Preparing for EuroPython2011, Florence here I come

Waking up on a Monday morning in Florence with a European Python conference to look forward to is going to be a blast. Cappuccino and brioche typical breakfast in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, then talks by … Continue reading

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Frameworks part 2: server talks to framework – mod_php, mod_wsgi and friends

What happens behind the scenes when you unpack the web framework, like Django, CakePHP or CodeIgniter, which we did in this previous post, and you see the welcome message in your browser? How does the server get the framework to … Continue reading

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No More Static Web Sites (learning from mistakes #1)

I’ve said it to my nephew, I can say it to myself as well: one must learn from one’s mistakes. And  in this case my mistake was to think that it makes sense to try to make a static website … Continue reading

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WordPress.com search results filtering script (one week scripting exercise n. 1)

I thought it would be nice to publish some code snippets and scripts on this blog, starting with simple exercises which I can conclude in less then a week (to avoid complicating my projects and exercises so much they remain … Continue reading

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A word game programming exercise that helps bridge the gap between ‘Hello World’ and real applications

From “Hello world” to complex applications – the learning-to-code path is not obvious to a self-taught coder like me. Some books teach you about algorithms, others about syntax, some about best practices, and so on. There is the theory, and … Continue reading

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