Hosting a fossil repo with lighttpd

4 minute read Published: 2011-03-25

I started working in a project, and it was using fossil as it's scm. I cloned it and began doing my stuff, at first it felt weird, as I am a git user, but eventually I got the knack of it and it feels nice and clean, definitely easier than git. However, because I'm not part of the official project (i.e. I'm working on a fork, if you wanna hear git-speak), I didn't have write privileges on the server, so I decided to host my own copy.

Git in the classroom: cloning/pushing exams in programming courses

7 minute read Published: 2010-10-30

I had to apply an exam this week for a web development for beginners course I'm teaching. We're using ruby for the server side for a couple of reasons: heroku is an excellent option for one's first deployments and I wanted to get a better grip on Ruby on rails 3 and html5 for my own improvement (and I've found that there's no better way to learn stuff the good way than teaching them).

No decent developer can survive without some sort of source control management. The one I know more of is git and I'm a huge fan of github. We're actually using github organizations to manage the class projects (the github staff is really great, they've let me use private repositories for the student groups at no extra charge).

The unholy alliance, discovering a command line java interpreter

4 minute read Published: 2010-09-26

I'm gonna give a little talk about java to some people in a couple of days. Yes, java, the new cobol, the language I secretly know, lest I'm banished from the cool kids club. But it has cool stuff. The java virtual machine, the bytecode compiling, the support for unicode and the blessed jruby. I mean, we can run ruby on appengine thanks to java! So get that frown off your face and let me tell you 'bout something cool.