The good and bad of Asus EEE

Like many other nerds, my wife got an Asus EEE for Christmas. (ok she isn't a nerd but her husband is). (Ok, maybe she is a nerd since I've been forcing her to using Linux for so long that she doesn't mind too much anymore).

The machine is solidly constructed …

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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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