I have recently struggled against the annoying problem of rate limitations. I was trying to connect to a service that prevents you to do more than 5 calls every 5 seconds. I didn’t want to limit calls at the origin, but instead have some sort of mechanism that could handle limitations automatically by queuing calls and allowing bursts. With this article I’d like to share the code that helped me achieve this result.
I’ve been using Drupal for almost 2 years now and I really consider it to be on of the best solutions available when you need a powerful CMS. The source code of Drupal and all its modules are managed using GIT and this dramatically simplifies all code management. The goal of this article is to share a workflow entirely based on GIT that supports the creation, deployment and update of a Drupal website. I won’t cover aspects of Drupal setup and management, just the file handling part and I’ll assume a bit of familiarity with GIT.
After long time using various utilities to automatically share my screen shots when I updated to Montain Lion I had to find another solution as many of them stopped working. It came to my mind that OS X is bundled with Automator, an extremely powerful utility that I always relegated to thumbnails generation. So I decided to give it a try and I eventually made it. That’s how I did.
Have you always wanted to be a blogger, but got stuck? Here’s why.
As a software engineer I’m always challenged with new languages and frameworks, potentially of great use in my daily work. During the last 5 years, in fact, I spent several time (almost everyday) in learning new things. With this post I’d like to share my considerations on how the learning process could be improved. I am far from being an expert on learning methodologies and related-stuff, so consider this post more like a list of tips that works… at least for me :)
If you have recently installed MySQL 5.5 on Mac OS X you have probably faced some issues with anything that relies on libmysqlclient as, for example, the handy
node.js db-mysql or
gem mysql2 modules.
Today I decided to try out Octopress for handling my personal website. As always, things never go as smooth as it should be, otherwise where is the fun?