Development

Pythonic Issue Tracker

Are you a Pythonian? Well, no matter what you are, you might be looking for a good issue tracker. It is one of the must-have component for community development. Now I have 2 solutions in my mind.

  1. Trac
  2. Roundup

Trac is very attractive and complete; however, it might be too much with wiki if you already have one. Roundup is another one I found yesterday. Guido recommended python.org to use Roundup someday, sooner or later. So, Roundup is very interesting by now.

AllPeers on 2006-02-07

According to the official AllPeers blog, the alpha version has been distributed to a handful of eponymous testers. The development team is actively testing issues relating to scalability. They also make a little promise to release private beta version in a matter of weeks. I would like to be a beta tester also.

AllPeers is a free extension which combines the strength of Firefox and the efficiency of BitTorrent to transform your favorite browser into a media sharing powerhouse.

Yahoo! UI Library: Another free implementation f AJAX

AJAX is nowadays common feature of modern web pages. I’m not sure when it begun but Gmail shown the power of AJAX through the intuitive and impressive user interface. Technically, AJAX is just an inter-operation of web browser and web server through a JavaScript function. That means web developers just want a good JavaScript to shield the incompatible JavaScript APIs to make it work cross browser at least for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

Oracle acquired InnoBase and SleepyCat

What is going on if all open source, low-level database engine owned by a big vendor? This is the time! We don’t need to think about that anymore. Last year, Oracle previously acquired InnoBase which is a part of MySQL for providing transactional process. As of today, Oracle has just acquired SleepyCat Software. That means Berkeley DB is now a property of Oracle. Who’s next? This action might change open source world. Even BTQueue, some parts of BTQueue rely on BDB. For more information, you might read at here and here.

PSPad Editor 4.5.0 Build 2177 Beta

There are some very good text editors available today, both commercial and freeware. If you don’t use a text editor much, then it probably doesn’t matter which one you use, as long as it’s not notepad. However, if you are one of those who constantly work with a text editor, then you may care enough to want the very best of the lot. And in this case, PSPad Editor would be one of the best choice according to us. Find out why is that so.



PSPad is a universal freeware programmer editor that works with various programming environments. It comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spell check option, auto-completion, and code explorer features. It supports many file types and languages, with syntax highlighting. There are macros, clip files and templates to automate repetitive activities. This program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP and Python) and you can further customize the syntax settings as per needs. PSPad includes several additional tools that are especially useful for HTML editing (compress, format code) and also integrates TopStyle Lite and TidyHTML. It can also be used as an IDE for any compiler. Additional features include support for project, file browsing, custom shortcuts, and built-in FTP client to edit files on the server. It also provides a full Unicode support.