Day: August 3, 2005

  • WSDL for Series 80

    I just saw the the Nokia WSDL-to-C++ Wizard fly by my aggregator:

    The Nokia WSDL-to-C++ Wizard is a Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 .NET add-in that creates Symbian C++ code for accessing a web service described by a WSDL file. The code generated by the wizard uses the Service Development API of the Nokia Series 80 Second Edition developer platform and the generated code can therefore only be used on S80 2nd edition compatible phones. The preferred way to use the wizard is together with the Nokia Developer’s Suite for Symbian OS 1.1.

    This should broaden the horizons for C++ app devs targeting Series 80 2nd edition. I’m a big fan of RESTian web services, especially on a mobile device. I wonder how much work it would take to get one of these SOAP toolkits running on Python for Series 60.

  • The Django Shuffle

    Lots of changes are happening in the newly formed Django world these days. Tons of bugfixes and feature additions have been streaming in to the subversion repository. One of my recent favorites is Changeset 384 which adds a inspectdb command. It’s not perfect yet but it should help out people trying to integrate existing databases with Django. The new command will do its darndest to output a Django model given a particular database name.

    In other news, congrats to Eric (slashzero) on the new gig in Naples and to Adrian (adrian_h) on his new gig at The Washington Post.

    Update: Hugo’s at it again and has notes on using Django with Apache and mod_fcgi which build on his experience with Django, lighthttpd and FastCGI.

  • Comment Spam Sucks

    I’ve been doing a poor job at keeping up with comment spam lately. While I still need to go back through all of my comments and delete the spammy ones, I’ve decided to try Spam Karma 2 hoping that will take care of the horde of comment and trackback spam. I think the built-in RBL stuff is snagging all of it, but if you have any problems posting a comment, send me an email at matt at ooiio dot com.

    Update: SK2 seemed to behaving badly in some instances, so I’m going to give WP-Hashcash a go for a bit.