Standard Components, not Standard Containers

Distributed applications are hard. We have access to fantastic pieces of open source software, but gluing them together effectively requires patience, effort, and a whole bunch of custom code. Past »

Using OpenSSL from Python with python-cffi

Introduction A few weeks ago I stumbled across a thread on hacker news that referenced the Matasano Cyrpto Challenge. I find myself unable to resist this type of problem so »

Python is Slow

Introduction A few weeks ago I was browsing Hacker News, and I noticed a post about a little online programming game called Colossal Cue Adventure. I was instantly hooked and »

Running OpenStack Nova with PyPy

Overview For those that are unfamiliar with the project, PyPy is an implementation of the Python language that features a JIT Compiler. I have noticed a huge performance benefit in »