[Chicago] Chance to try out AppEngine (and make my life easier)

Adam Jenkins emperorcezar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 19:08:30 CEST 2008


On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Massimo Di Pierro <mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu>
wrote:

> Let me think about this for one week.
>
> After being the only one who the spent the night working on the
> flourish rumble I feel particularly dumb and kind of tired of doing
> pro bono work.
>
> One prerequisite for giving it to you is that you commit to using
> web2py for your project (which by the way has no problem talking to
> appengine).


Extorting people into getting them to use your framework now?


>
>
> Massimo
>
> On Apr 9, 2008, at 3:03 AM, Cosmin Stejerean wrote:
>
> > When I wrote the email to the group today I had a feeling you're going
> > to just magically write the whole thing in a few hours :)
> > It's definitely a step in the right direction, and while quite
> > different from what I envision I will certainly use this until I get
> > something working myself (it's way better than the current metra
> > interface). Any chance you'd like to share a dump of your database
> > (and save me the hassle of parsing their website)?
> >
> > - Cosmin
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 12:49 AM, Massimo Di Pierro
> > <mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu> wrote:
> >> The database is rather small and it was not such a difficult project
> >>  using web2py (99 lines of code) so I just made it.
> >>  Turns out the use of SQL IN and LIKE operators are crucial for this
> >>  project and they are not supported by google appengine.
> >>  You should pick another project for that purpose.
> >>
> >>  Anyway, you can try it here
> >>
> >>      https://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/MetraSchedule
> >>
> >>  I did not try to fix the typos in the town names as they appear on
> >>  their online schedule. It is a bit slow because I have not yet
> >>  created the db indices.
> >>  Do you think Metra may want to buy it? You got the idea, so you
> >> get 20%.
> >>
> >>  Massimo
> >>
> >>
> >>  On Apr 8, 2008, at 4:53 PM, Cosmin Stejerean wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Well, it seems there is an ability to invite developers to
> >>> collaborate
> >>> with you on an application.
> >>>
> >>> I've been planning for a while to create a better interface to the
> >>> Metra train times (metrarail.com). I'd like something with Twitter
> >>> integration (so I can ask from SMS what the next train is) and a
> >>> smarter ability to search (remember my stations and only show me
> >>> upcoming train times for the current day of the week by default).
> >>> I've started working towards this in Django but it seems like a
> >>> perfect excuse to to start doing some AppEngine work. Let me know if
> >>> you'd like to help with this and I can try to add you as a developer
> >>> to the project (you'll need Git for this, I have 2 GitHub
> >>> invitations
> >>> left if anyone is interested). Also let me know if you have any
> >>> other
> >>> suggestions or ideas for the project.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Cosmin Stejerean
> >>> http://blog.offbytwo.com
> >>>
> >>> PS.
> >>>
> >>> Completely unrelated but, you have the ability to restrict
> >>> authentication to your Google Apps domain. This means it is possible
> >>> to create (and perhaps resell) applications designed for internal
> >>> use
> >>> only and integrate it into the existing Google Mail, Docs, etc.
> >>> http://code.google.com/appengine/articles/domains.html
> >>
> >>
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> >
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> > http://blog.offbytwo.com
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