Month: October 2008

Something just clicked – To “new” or not to “new”

I finally caught up a bit on Miško Hevery’s blog posts. (Miško is one of the main developers behind Testability Explorer that we use to help guide our refactoring internally.) This post (To “new” or not to “new”…) finally helped me figure out how to effectively use a Dependency Injection […]

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Value F*****

I didn’t hear what Matt Wynne did at CITCON Europe 2008, but it sure is an interesting idea! I don’t think our overaggressive blogspam filter will let me use the word he did, so you’ll have to read about Value F***** yourself – briefly, the idea is that you can […]

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A Day in the Life of a Checkin

A checkin at youDevise has an exciting life – it gets tested by around 18 servers before it’s automatically released to test and production environments! See A Day in the Life of a Checkin for details, as discussed at CITCON Europe 2008. Do your checkins get fresh air and exercise […]

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YUI AJAX tries to get along, but sometimes that’s a bad thing. In particular when it comes to € (Euro) symbols.

At youDevise, we currently have our TIM pages encoded to the charset of ‘ISO-8859-15’ as opposed to the largely adopted and recommended ‘UTF-8’. This has allowed us to keep certain parts of our application compatible with some older systems still in use at our clients. Despite staying old-school in our […]

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Six tips for automated releases

Looks like Paulo’s been doing some guest-blogging lately.

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London Python Meetup

Ryan and I went to the London Python Meetup last week. In addition to a talk by the creator of Pinax, there were also a series of lightning talks. I’ve never been to an event where they did this before, and I find the format to be really wonderful. Basically, […]

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Continuous Integration – a new hope?

To say we’ve customised CruiseControl for our continuous integration process is an understatement. And to say that keeping our CruiseControl scheme running smoothly is a tiring endeavor is a major understatement. To be fair, CC enabled us to grow as we needed, so we kept tweaking and adding new stuff. […]

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