Barbara Liskov wins Turing Award

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 11, 2009 | Category: Girl Geeks

This is about a month late, but I wanted to make some mention of it before too much time has passed.

In March, the news broke that Barbara Liskov was the winner of this year's Turing Award.

You may never have heard of the Turing Award, or indeed of ...

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Posting to the Twitter API on an admin change

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 07, 2009 | Category: Django

For context, I've been working on a project that involves submitted messages going through a manual review process - once they've been approved in the admin, each message should be posted to Twitter. My Twitter API script is over here, for reference.

I had originally thought I'd set up ...

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East Coast vs. West Coast - It's On

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 06, 2009 | Category: Django

Django Dash, "a chance for Django enthusiasts to flex their coding skills", is coming at the end of May. The idea is to give developers a weekend to build a site - any site - with high scores given to those that are the most polished at the end ...

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Posting to the Twitter API

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 05, 2009 | Category: Python

Just to provide a little bit of context, I'm working on a project that will be similar to secrettweet. Users will be able to post anonymous messages. Those messages will be reviewed manually through the Django admin, and once they're approved, they'll be posted to a Twitter account through ...

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Simple Parsing Script

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 04, 2009 | Category: Python

A simple script to parse plain text files (in this case pipe-delimited), then write the rows to a table. Take a look at the sample text file - the fields in the first row should match the column headers.

CUSTOMERORDERS_20090401.txt

 #!/usr/bin/python # usage: ./parser.py CUSTOMERORDERS_20090401.txt # don't forget ...

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