[CODE4LIB] Simple Flexible ILS written in Django

2010-10-24 Thread Elliot Hallmark
a set of tools that go well beyond what I need from them. The code is available for anyone: http://bitbucket.org/permafacture/django-ils/ I'll gladly explain/document more if anyone cares to hear -Elliot Hallmark PS: I am now using a more clean email address.  Previously I was using an address

Re: [CODE4LIB] Django

2010-10-27 Thread Elliot Hallmark
Congratulations on discovering python. It will serve you much better than php, or any other scripting language. Skipping to the punch-line, you should dive into python before you dive in django: http://diveintopython.org/ You will have a very much more easy time if you learn how to debug a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Django

2010-10-27 Thread Elliot Hallmark
 For instance, my first project in python involved capturing keyboard input before windows heard about it.  Then I kept discovering amazing things python can do that php cant. For instance, PHP can do this fine. Was there something in particular you're thinking of that PHP can't do? Yes,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere [was PHP vs. Python...]

2010-10-30 Thread Elliot Hallmark
What's wrong with the library world developing its own domain language? EVERYTHING!!! We're already in a world of pain because we have our own data formats and ways of dealing with them, all of which have basically stood idle while 30 years of advances computer science and information

[CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-23 Thread Elliot Hallmark
All, It was at the end of last year that I came here saying I was writing an open source ILS for a distributed (book sharing) library. While I had lots of enthusiasm and time for it at the time, our development computer didn't have the capacity to run a solr based discovery front end. Even

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
Another thing that differentiates you from other small libraries attempting this sort of thing is your contacting of this list. Most of the readers here are used to big-data problems, where they're trying to make sense of the storage, maintenance, and display of millions of records, so it's

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
Interesting point about the checkout history. Not displaying it automatically is probably a good idea. I wouldn't drop that info though, or obscure it in the DB.

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
@brice: good point, its on the list now @michael: University of Texas is switching to django for all of their internal DB stuff like accounting and payroll for reasons that are obvious to anyone who has used django. Huh? Django may be great, but this seems highly unlikely. I may very well