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Writing Utilities in Python: fang

While working at Salesforce, I hacked a nice little utility in perl called fang, which is short for “find and grep”. It had some nice features, and I’ve often wanted something like it that I could use at home and … Continue reading

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Building cpython/Doc on Linux

For all the gory details, check out the Python Developers Guide. Installing and Building the Doc Here’s the process I followed to be able to work on the CPython documentation on Linux debian/mint: See if mercurial is installed by running: … Continue reading

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Installing Kivy on Debian Mint

Kivy is a free development environment for building portable python apps for iOS and android, supporting Linux, Windows, and OSX. Installation Here’s how I installed it: Ran: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kivy-team/kivy Ran: sudo apt-get update Ran: sudo apt-get install python-kivy When … Continue reading

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2015

I’m going to try to combine data from 5 different sources to come up with a unified top 10 list of programming languages for 2015: # OVERALL Tiobe RedMonk IEEE Stack Overflow GitHub 1 Java Java JS Java JS JS … Continue reading

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How To Use Heroku

Heroku is a cloud based development platform, part of Salesforce, that allows you deploy web based applications in the cloud. I’ve been playing with it to see what it can do. To create a new Heroku app named app-name in … Continue reading

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Python virtualenv How To

To install the virtualenv command, run: pip install virtualenv If that fails and you have root priviledges, run: sudo pip install virtualenv To create a python virtualenv called venv, run: virtualenv venv To activate that environment, run: source venv/bin/activate You … Continue reading

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Baker Proof of Concept on GitHub

The first proof of concept of my latest hack project is available on GitHub: https://github.com/jimbelton/baker This program (written in python) is able to automatically build a simple C library and its test program. The tool requires little to no configuration … Continue reading

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