Day: August 8, 2005

  • Django: Tutorial 4 and RSS

    Today Adrian posted Django Tutorial 4 which covers form processing and generic views. Everyone dive in!

    In other news, if you’re looking to generate RSS using Django “the easy way,” look no further than this #django log and associated pastebin.

    As always, svn up if you haven’t in the last few hours.

    Update: The pastebin dissapeared, so here’s a transcribed version of what was in there. Typos are mine and not Adrian’s of course.

  • HTTP Headers and Django

    Andrew Brehaut has a hot tip about HTTP headers and Django:

    HttpResponse objects contain a headers dictionary, that you can easily add and remove headers from using dictionary notation

    You can read more about it and see usage examples in his post.

  • Macromedia Studio 8

    MacMerc points to Macromedia Studio 8 which includes Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Fireworks 8, Contribute 3 and FlashPaper 2.

    It will be interesting to see what impact Adobe has had on the product line after its purchase of Macromedia. I’m a bit suprised to still see Fireworks alive and kicking, but I guess it makes sense given the level of integration and look and feel between the different Macromedia products. This may be the last independent Macromedia Studio release, but I could be dead wrong.

    There’s a lot of overlap between Macromedia and Adobe products (Indesign vs. Dreamweaver, Photoshop vs. Fireworks, etc), and I think it’s just a matter of time before some products get their red stapler taken away from them.

    From the feature tour it looks like Dreamweaver has taken some cues from InDesign with some very photoshop-esque guides. It is also great to see Dreamweaver finally start to focus on CSS-based design over table layout. It also looks like Dreamweaver is able to parse and display RSS feeds, as you can see about 3/4 through the feature tour. Interesting stuff.

  • GPE-Calendar on Maemo

    Matthias has made progress on a GPE-Calendar port to the Maemo platform. Porting GPE-Calendar is a lot harder than a lot of ./configure; make; make-install “ports” to Maemo, and it looks like it is coming along nicely. The Nokia 770 is still officially not a PDA mind you, but the more solid apps available for the platform on launch day the better.