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The Complete Guide to Setting up Python Development Environment on Windows

Setting up Python for development on a Windows environment turns out to be not such an easy task.
After setting up several such environments and running into all sort of problems I had to figure out I decided it would probably be worthwhile for myself and other developers to document the process…

If you’re starting Python development on Windows, and especially if you’re using Google App Engine (as this guide is about Python 2.5.4) this guide is for you…

Insight: Hiring Developers

Insight: Hiring Developers

There’s a very interesting blog post over at Raw Thought on the topic of hiring developers. It offers the following insight on hiring: There are three questions you have when you’re hiring a programmer...

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Moving Your Application to Amazon’s Cloud

I’ve been dealing a lot with Amazon’s AWS platform lately. Mostly doing offline data processing using Hadoop but the latest load balancing features finally opened the door for frontend applications to take advantage of...

Facebook, Hadoop and Hive

Facebook, Hadoop and Hive

Facebook has the second largest installation of Hadoop (a software platform that lets one easily write and run distributed applications that process vast amounts of data), Yahoo being the first. It is also the...