How to Win

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 » codez

In 1998 the Phantom Regiment did the impossible. You can too.

Falcon WSGI Framework: 0.1.8

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 » codez

Thanks to the hard work of a growing community of contributors, we were able to ship several long-awaited goodies, including request sinks, improved URI decoding, and custom error handlers.

Standardization Manifesto

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 » essays

Standardization is often promulgated as a worthy goal for teams and communities, but it must be recognized for what it is: a Platonic ideal.

Painless Py3K Unicode Magic

Friday, December 20, 2013 » codez

Implementing Python's magic string methods is tricky when it comes to Unicode characters and Py3K compatibility. I recently came across this problem in OpenStack, and wanted to share the strategy we are using to work around the issue.

SHA Snake Oil

Monday, November 25, 2013 » Security

The SHA message-digest algorithm has its uses, but it's no cure-all.