BusyFlag, the project I previously wrote about here and here, went live last month (update: now defunct!). This post is a collection of miscellaneous thoughts about getting the project developed and released, promotion and a few thoughts about the future of this project.
If you are writing unit tests in Django 1.6 or later, and using assertQuerysetEqual, you may get the following error message:
ValueError: Trying to compare non-ordered queryset against more than one ordered values
For most of my career as a software developer I’ve worked with the Microsoft development stack, starting with Visual Basic and then moving to C# when .NET came out, and using ASP.NET and MVC for web projects. But for my own projects, I tend to be drawn to other languages and technologies. I’ve built a couple of things with PHP, have dabbled in Ruby and I’m currently working through SICP using Scheme.
My current project is BusyFlag, based on the idea I posted a few weeks ago. I’ve decided to implement this in yet another new (to me) language: Python, using Django as the web framework. I feel like I’m pretty late to the Python party! It was first released in 1991, and I first heard about it around 2000 (and completely ignored it until now!)