Do you have ancestors who lived in pre-statehood California? If so, there is a good chance you might find them in the Early California Population Project.
EveryBlock, the Django-powered hyperlocal news and data site, has included feeds of items recently added to the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County online catalog. Mecklenburg county (North Carolina) residents can find out about the newest books and DVDs added to the more than 20 branches in that library system. This site, launched in […]
While doing further development work today on the customer service module for our Grails-based web site administration tool, I encountered hibernate object retrieval failure exceptions when trying to access the Show views for some of our users. The console indicated these exceptions are due to rows referencing non-existent identifiers, or foreign keys. A look into […]
Our redesigned web site launched late last night, which includes an entirely new inverted e-commerce application. Our original site was built upon a hybrid e-commerce framework (part in-house Java, and part open source PHP-based osCommerce), implemented purely for expediency’s sake to make our holiday shopping season 2007 launch date. However, this temporary solution quickly proved […]
I’ve spent most of this past month at work investigating and rectifying some of the challenges encountered during our big database migration this year. We had to launch the initial site so fast that its database architecture did not ever really meet our business needs, or satisfy my personal and professional data integrity standards. Now […]