An Interview with Jacob Kaplan-Moss - Creator of Django

By : Shabda Raaj

Jacob Kaplan-Moss Jacob Kaplan-Moss is the co-creator of Django along with Adrian Holovaty, as well as the author of the Django Book. He has been involved with Django since before it was called Django. He is currently employed at Whiskey Media where his job is hacking at Django. He blogs on Jacobian.org. He graciously agreed to be interviewed at the 42topics blog.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself? How did you get started with Django? What other software/applications have you worked with. (Both OSS and otherwise)?

Jacob: So a bit about me: I grew up in Silicon Valley ...

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An idea a day - A geographical wiki

By : Shabda Raaj

This is an article in the Five Startup Ideas series at the 42topics blog. In his essay, Ideas for Startups, Paul Graham argues that ideas are not a critical factor for success of startups. Although I do not believe that ideas are worthless, as many people do, I believe that they are not any where near as important as execution. So to prove my point, I am giving away 5 startup ideas in next five days. All of them describe a problem, its solution, the technology involved, the competition and market size. If you are not a hacker, and want ...

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An idea a day - Alternative to GAE

By : Shabda Raaj

This is an article in the Five Startup Ideas series at the 42topics blog. In his essay, Ideas for Startups, Paul Graham argues that ideas are not a critical factor for success of startups. Although I do not believe that ideas are worthless, as many people do, I believe that they are not any where near as important as execution. So to prove my point, I am giving away 5 startup ideas in next five days. All of them describe a problem, its solution, the technology involved, the competition and market size. If you are not a hacker, and want ...

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An idea a day - Remotely hosted Analytics solution

By : Shabda Raaj

This is an article in the Five Startup Ideas series at the 42topics blog. In his essay, Ideas for Startups, Paul Graham argues that ideas are not a critical factor for success of startups. Although I do not believe that ideas are worthless, as many people do, I believe that they are not any where near as important as execution. So to prove my point, I am giving away 5 startup ideas in next five days. All of them describe a problem, its solution, the technology involved, the competition and market size. If you are not a hacker, and want ...

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Popularising Django - Part 2

By : Shabda Raaj

If you would have read my Popularizing Django post, you might know that I consider building a killer packaged app to be the best way to popularize Django. This is a post about what that app must be.

For PHP it was Wordpress and PhpBB. Both were free, very easy to install and came with every thing packaged. If you have followed the history of either you must know that they have always been plagued by security problems. Assertion: Most users, even programmers, value ease of use and install over technical superiority. Case in point, Windows vs Linux.

For Rails ...

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An idea a day - Recomendation system based ad network

By : Shabda Raaj

This is an article in the Five Startup Ideas series at the 42topics blog. In his essay, Ideas for Startups, Paul Graham argues that ideas are not a critical factor for success of startups. Although I do not believe that ideas are worthless, as many people do, I believe that they are not any where near as important as execution. So to prove my point, I am giving away 5 startup ideas in next five days. All of them describe a problem, its solution, the technology involved, the competition and market size. If you are not a hacker, and want ...

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An idea a day - An automated Adwords optimizer

By : Shabda Raaj

This is an article in the Five Startup Ideas series at the 42topics blog. In his essay, Ideas for Startups, Paul Graham argues that ideas are not a critical factor for success of startups. Although I do not believe that ideas are worthless, as many people do, I believe that they are not any where near as important as execution. So to prove my point, I am giving away 5 startup ideas in next five days. All of them describe a problem, its solution, the technology involved, the competition and market size. If you are not a hacker, and want ...

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Parable of the single sheep - Or How Google is destroying the internet, and nobody seems to know.

By : Shabda Raaj

This is a parable in two parts. Story and the Moral. If you are in a hurry you might want to skip ahead to the moral (But you miss the beautiful story).

The Story

Long ago was the kingdom of Foobr, a kingdom mostly of shepherds, who grazed their sheep under the benevolent but watchful eyes of their King Oggle. There were all types of shepherds in the kingdom, some had only a few sheep, and some had a few hundreds. The sheep too were of all types and varieties, some gave a ton of wool, and some only a ...

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An interview with Michael Trier

By : Shabda Raaj

Michael Trier is a long time Django user and evangelist. He has worked with a number of technologies including Rails and .net. His insights on marketing Django to traditionally Enterprisy areas were extremely informative. He produces TWiD, along with Brian Rosner which is great to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the Django community. He graciously agreed to be interviewed by the 42topics blog.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself, how did you get started with Django, what other projects have you used or are associated with?

Michael: Well, I've been programming ever since I can ...

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Popularizing Django -- Or Reusable apps considered harmful.

By : Shabda Raaj

For all its technical merits, Django is still a very niche technology. It is my belief that the thing which is holding Django back the most, is due to one of its strengths.

Making reusable apps is easy and simple in Django. In Django this is the correct way to do things. You take a few apps, mix them together in your project, and deploy to start your site.

Compare the installation steps of Wordpress and an imaginary blog software better than Wordpress called Djangopress.

Wordpress

  1. FTP wordpress to webserver.
  2. Point browser to site.com/blog
  3. Next-Next-Next done.

Djangopress

  1. Svn ...

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Interview with Bob Massa - Internet marketing for technology startups

By : Shabda Raaj

Bob Massa is a pioneer in the field of Internet marketing. He has been working on Internet Marketing and Search Engine Placement since 1997. He has operated Magic-city.net and SearchKing. He gained both fame and notoriety when he sued Google, which is a classic case study in PR stunts. We talked about the importance of SEO and Marketing for startups. More information about him can be had at bobmassa.com or his blog at Ask the SEO guru.


Shabda: Would you tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started with SEO and Internet Marketing? What is ...

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An interview with Russell Keith-Magee - Django core contributor

By : Shabda Raaj

Russell Keith-Magee is a longtime core contributor to Django. He has worked extensively with the Django testing and serialization components. He is currently working on django-evolution, the ability to do schema evolution from Django, an often requested feature, and is mentoring a GSOC proposal to add aggregate queries support to Django ORM. He is currently a Senior R&D Software Engineer at plugger.com.au. He graciously agreed to an email interview with the 42topics blog.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself? How did you get started with Django? What areas of Django have you contributed to?

Russell ...

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