Tag Archives: pypy

Pushing Python Past the Present

This is the first time I’ve inserted myself into an exchange between bloggers I don’t know. This topic interests me and I have something to add. Most importantly, I found an alliterative title. So I thought I’d give it a go. I first saw Calvin Spealman’s article I am worried about the future of Python.… Read More »

Hacking on PyPy

In another great Pycon2012 keynote, David Beazely asked the question, “is PyPy easily hackable?” After a great talk, he answered with a decisive, “I still don’t know.” Having sprinted on Python I’d like to answer his question in a bit more detail. I love David’s presentation style. He has a novel method of using phrases… Read More »

Py.test funcargs and Django

Holger Krekel just released the 1.0 version of py.test. Py.test is a functional and unit testing tool that cuts out a lot of the annoying boilerplate found in the unittest module included in the Python standard library. I do a lot of Django coding. Django has a built-in test engine based on unittest. Its annoying,… Read More »

Offline-Enabled Web Apps: The Future

I was reluctant to join the world of web development. I started in high school with a few sites and realized several things: Javascript sucks, Internet Explorer sucks; therefore web development sucks. Fast-forward through a couple academic degrees. Job hunting with one requirement: Python. Python jobs all require Django. So I learned Django, assuming, incorrectly,… Read More »