All Pages tagged 'geek'
Update on Binc data interchange format
We describe enhancements to the Binc data interchange format since its public release. Also, the Binc spec is now stored on github ( https://github.com/ugorji/binc ). This allows us track revisions and affords better collaboration.
Streamlining Go App Engine Runtime
With App Engine, the Go Runtime is a mashup of Python Runtime, Go SDK and glue code (Go and Python). This poses some challenges during development, which this proposal addresses with solutions. Current setup of Go Runtime
Dev Tool for GO AppEngine
Development Tool for go app engine development, that presents an easier to use wrapper for App Engine development with GO Runtime, bypassing some pitfalls caused by integration with the Python SDK. The source is available online, and the motivation for building this is described below. What irks one person may not irk the other, so your utility of this tool may differ from mine. For me, the utility is really high:
Testing Go App Engine Applications natively
With changes to allow concurrent requests in Go App Engine, Testing support follows naturally and natively. Following support for concurrent requests described previously, Testing support is as easy as ensuring the following is called one time before your test is run. I have tested it and it works flawlessly.
Enable Concurrent Requests in Go App Engine SDK
This details how to enable concurrent requests in the Go App Engine SDK. UPDATES: Nov 15: Added that python sdk is currently not threadsafe. This shows how to make GO side threadsafe, and still test concurrency in your application (even though only 1 API request is processed at a time).
Objective Gripes with New Google App Engine Pricing
This attempts to objectively address areas where the new App Engine pricing may not not fair, and what Google may do to alleviate these concerns. Disclaimer I am an unabashed fan of Google App Engine, and have been for over three years. I don’t think there’s anything else on the market that comes close. I think it is a fine platform for any applications, from simpler small ones to large complex ones.
Google App Engine New Pricing Sucks
Google has done a major disservice to its cult of developers by changing the pricing terms of App Engine ridiculously while giving developers short notice to react. In doing so, Google may have done severe damage to their brand and the trust that developers put in them. Google released app engine in 2008 on a set of premises:
Android Conversation Backup
This is a post for all my android users out there. With Android, Google guarantees us that if we ever lose our android phones, we can just grab a new one. Once we sign in with our google account, it automatically syncs our emails, contacts, and applications (including the settings we have for those applications which support this).
Conversation Backup (1.2)
This tool can backup your SMS messages, MMS messages with included attachments, and call records, into a zip archive. You can specify a set of numbers to limit the conversations backed up. Optionally, you can request that those archived messages and/or call logs from your device are deleted. This supports Android 2.1 and above.