Thursday, May 12, 2011

Book Review: Java Precisely, Second Edition

A new review has appeared on VictorsReviews: Java Precisely. Thanks Joshua Bloch for recommending.

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Article on Victor's Reviews

What E-Books Publishers Don't Get. Hope you will like it :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Search Engine Project

The Reviews is a time consuming project. I have to read the books, then write my thoughts about them. During my short lifetime I can't possibly read all programming books and recommend the ones I like. BooksQuery came as a solution to this issue to me.

The project is still in its early stage :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kernighan and Pike on Design

It is not usually until you've built and used a version of the program that you understand the issues well enough to get the design right.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Website is Up

Hi guys, The Reviews's sister, The Quotes went online just yesterday. There is only one quote at the moment :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Article

My new article is up on The Reviews: Stop Imposing Programming Languages On Kids. Comments and feedback really appreciated.

Friday, February 11, 2011

What is going on with PowerShell?

The last version of PowerShell is 18 months old. Hello? I wonder if the project has been abandoned or something.

I sometimes wonder if I shouldn't use those Linux/Unix shells tools for windows. I have stayed faithful to Microsoft on this one for only too long. Powershell is just too slow and buggy. Even my text editor, Vim, does directory completion faster...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Improvements to The Reviews

The Reviews (my reviews website) has been improved. A nice intro has been added. ShareIt and Paypal Donate buttons too. I like the template I created for it, it's called Maki. And I will use the same template for another website coming up in the next few days.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review: Python Algorithms

Here's another book review posted yesterday on my reviews website: Python Algorithms. A great read.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

AppEngine Remote Shell, Part 2

After my post on remote manipulation of the Google AppEngine datastore, I have been told that GAE included

After trying desperately to use it, I went back to my simple script. Here's a StackOverFlow post about the issue I have encountered.

GAE guru Nick Johnson commented (in 2009 mind you):

Google Accounts for authentication, and you yourself use a Google Apps account, you will not be able to authenticate against your app as an administrator using that account, even if you've created a Google Account for that email address. The workaround for now is to create a gmail account and add it as an administrator of your app, using that whenever you need to authenticate against your app as an administrator. You can still use your existing account for deployments and to log in to the admin console.

It's a pain, I know - I run into it every day myself.

And the problem is still there today, in 2011, while my humble script works for all I need it for.