programming tools tested lately

python (love – still getting used to indentation and other syntax but
love the library support)
twitter search api – works great. wish they’d specify what the rate
limit is and let you put query strings in quotes for exact match.
historical searches would be great but guessing they don’t have the
technical ability / business desire to do so.
mongodb (love – first time i’ve done nosql and it’s liberating)
pymongo – made mongo+python super simple
osx brew installer (great, worked where downloading dmg’s didn’t)
matplotlib (looks great but overkill for my graphing needs)
mailgun (free version) – really nice smtp webservice/wrapper
textmate – great mac osx code editor, well worth the price
stackoverflow – again and again found the best code samples there
(disc: i’m an investor)
various cronjob UI’s for mac – didn’t work. ended up just having
scripts sleep for a while and not bothering with cron jobs.
mongohub – found this and other mongo front ends lacking but perhaps I
need to try more.


5 thoughts on “programming tools tested lately

  1. nivekekrub says:

    Chris, I had the same problems with cronjobs. Crontab still works and I think it will even though Apple always threatens to deprecate it.You can edit your crontab by running crontab -e at the command line. It’s not ideal but it’s the best solution I’ve found for crons. Plus it’s the same interface for cronjobs as linux.

  2. saadiq says:

    If you get curious about node.js, my team at Nodejitsu does some excellent training among other things. One language (Javascript) from top to bottom is liberating.

  3. karatedog says:

    If I’m afraid of having a script run over itself multiple times by cronjob, I prefer infinite looped scripts. It may stuck, but never eats up resources (and probably won’t do its job properly either way). Much better than having some marker file placed somewhere that waits to be forgotten.

  4. Joshua Oiknine says:
  5. alex-toney says:

    You might try mongoengine, its a pretty cool ORM for mongo

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