After several weeks of limited development due to finals in school, I have been able to sit around for several days and completely rewrite my API for the third time in Python. My first version was rewritten in Object Oriented Perl, however I found that I could not easily do everything I wanted to do with Perl, and I discovered the Web.py project for Python and fell in love. I also found CoffeeScript and have finally began to work a lot with it.
Had some fun writing the base API and client functions for an inventory control software this weekend. I’ve learned a little bit about Bluetooth and working with Python on Android (with the aid of SL4A) along with writing an API in Perl.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a big software challenge as most of my time of energy have been focused on BOB. Because of this, I’ve decided to make a CMS using Perl.
Thats right, the first useful thing I’m programming in Perl is yet another blogging and content management system. I decided to use Perl because it’s become the second best thing in the world, pulling in right behind Python, and because Irecently got this new web server (thanks to the parents and birthdays), I have a public place to show off my Perl. Also, Perl’s ease of use with MySQL databases, and it’s ability to handle text in a neat fashion makes it a good choice for this. Continue reading Program, sleep, program, repeat
One of the difficulties with maintaining a personal project site, such as this one (http://joshashby.com) is updating the content. Once upon a time, when my site was less than a year old and on the freeweb network, I manually opened my pages, added the content I wanted, and saved/closed the file. This worked fine for me, except for the fact that I could not modify, and update my site from any computer. Continue reading Websites, CMS’s, MySQL, PHP and … Perl?