Luke Wroblewski’s critique of touch-screen GUIs for apps for toddlers reminds us that children do not react to interfaces as adults would. Most adults (well, not me) have at least some patience with computer interfaces. Modal dialogs are tolerable. Buttons are generally understood to require only one action (ie. click or tap) before they respond.
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We use SVN at work. I use git-svn to manage my commits and give me faster local access to changes. I suppose I may be guilty of some of the lies Paul Stadig speaks of in his article.
I use git add -p to cherry pick changes, git stash to set aside incomplete changes, and … Read more
I am a big fan of simple coding tests to pre-screen applicants for developer positions. With search and forums, coding tests, if not written correctly, will simply test an applicant’s ability to search. I tend to write simple questions which will likely yield a sub-optimal answer through search, but a more optimal answer based on … Read more
This article by Annalee Newitz echoes some of my thoughts on the supposed coming singularity. Like it or not, the future is driven by business. Now, I believe in the benefits of The Market—it’s given us some great things—but let’s not fool ourselves. The same people who will make the nanobots which will keep our … Read more
BFG is based on WSGI and is from the same guys who brought you worked on the Repoze project. BFG only provides URL mapping, templating and security; the rest is up to you.
What I like about BFG (after a few minutes of perusal): views as callables (meaning you can define a view class), built-in … Read more