A list of random and assorted things I have found lately
“A blog about open source technology at The New York Times, written by and primarily for developers. This includes our own projects, our work with open-source technologies at nytimes.com, and other interesting topics in the open source and Web 2.0 worlds.”
There are a lot of nice posts in there, including one on how they used EC2 to convert their archives to PDF.
Desert is a component framework for Rails that allows you to seamlessly define in your plugins: * Models * Controllers * Views * Helpers * Routes * Migrations * Plugin DependenciesI’m going to check this out for something I’m about to start on.
Paul Graham has released Arc, his long-awaited Lisp dialect.
Arc is designed above all for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that’s what we’ve aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software.