Link roundup for week ending 24/12/2010

By : Thejaswi Puthraya

It's been a while since we posted a link roundup. With holidays starting soon, we thought of advancing the post.

  • In the second part of the series the Open Source team at The Washington Times writes about "App-centric django development". Here they discuss the files required for a complete app.
  • Are you a full-stack programmer? Interesting article by Carlos Bueno of Facebook on the various interconnections in computing.
  • Daniel Greenfeld wrote a post on why he prefers stupid template languages. His post received reactions from Armin Ronacher, author of Jinja2, Mike Bayer of Mako and Steve Holden, chairman of the PSF.
  • If you are using Django 1.1, then it is time for you to upgrade to the latest minor revision in the series 1.1.3. Check the security release post.
  • Django 1.3 beta 1 has been released and we can expect some good news soon. Check James Bennett's post on the djangoproject site.
  • markitup is a jQuery plugin that converts a textarea into a markup editor. It supports a wide variety of markup languages and has a neat preview feature. All this under 10Kb.
  • Yann Malet of LincolnLoop has a post on using proxy models in django to customize the admin.
  • Disqus has released quite a few interesting projects off late and Nexus seems to be very interesting.
  • Skype was down for quite some time today and almost totally cut us off. Dan York has an article on understanding the Skype outage.
  • Red Hat has touched an annual revenue of $1 billion. It has the distinction of the first open source company to touch this figure. Now if only, they could upgrade the python version on their enterprise linux variants ;-)

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