MonetDB and SQLAlchemy

I've spent the past days starting a MonetDB backend for SQLAlchemy. My code is currently attached to ticket 874.

Here are my thoughts after spending a bit hacking out the backend (which is really slightly usable if you have nightly of Monetdb):

  • I was thinking writing the backend would require …
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Intro to python testing talk (unittest, doctest, coverage)

I'm giving an introductory talk on testing tomorrow for Utah Python. I'm planning to cover unittest, doctest, coverage and interpreting coverage results. At the end will be a hands on session for applying what we've learned. We'll write a simple program and then try and achieve good test coverage using …

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Reinteract - nifty (editable) python shell

Just watched the screencast here about Owen Taylor's improved shell. Nothing revolutionary per se, but it just looks more beginner friendly (ie you can go and edit existing expressions, rather than using shell history). Kinda reminds me of the only time I used mathlab.... some 13 years ago. Now if …

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Laser guns, webcams, marshmellows, python and Halloween!

My brother is the archetype of a hacker. We wasted many hours learning basic on the c64 back in the day. He used to hook up old monochrome apple monitors to stereo output and achieve some really cool visualizations. (Ben Harper's Opression is probably the best). He wrote tetris for …

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