June 22, 2004

Corefoundation and documentation

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 5:40 pm

Today I used the Core Foundation for the first time in, well, ever. Again, the state of Apple’s documentation is apparent – the reference material is pretty good, but if you want to learn how to use CFString for example, you’re not going to find step-by-step instructions (ala Inside Mac) on how to do these things.

Tricks for Flexible CGIs in Python

Filed under: ResearchAndDevelopment — Ryan Wilcox @ 9:21 am

For one of our current projects we are using Python as an interface to a database as well as using Python to write CGI scripts containing data from our database. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on how we use Python to accomplish these tasks.

June 18, 2004

Python – a readable snake

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 4:07 pm

One of the neat things about Python is that it’s very readable – even when you’re learning a module you’ve never seen before.

June 15, 2004

Unicode, wxWidgets, and I

Filed under: ResearchAndDevelopment — Ryan Wilcox @ 4:42 pm

Over the last week or so, I’ve had the experience of using wxWidgets with Unicode. I read a fair number of Unicode Character Charts, and read the wxMBConv classes overview, and still didn’t get it.

Until a few days ago, when everything clicked. Here my knowledge then, hopefully in a better form than what’s in the wxWidgets documentation.