by Kevin Dangoor
Urban Fairies fairy doors Locations which, oddly enough, are located in the town in which I live. I’ll have to check that out when I’m downtown next.
Jim McDonald of our local Python Users Group (MichiPUG) created the Python Web Developer Appliance, which is a VMWare Player appliance for trying out almost everything you could want related to Python web development. It’s all configured and ready to run. It’s a slick piece of work if you’re looking to tinker.
Charlie Moad announced TurboZSI today, which is a package that wraps up the ZSI library to provide SOAP-based web services for TurboGears. It looks good, but it also reminds me about why I like standard HTTP with JSON return values for web APIs.
TechCrunch has the story today: GoodStorm to offer e-commerce widget with 50% revenue split for bloggers, talking about a new service called MeCommerce. There’s a whole bunch going on in this one that makes me take notice. 1) MeCommerce was put together by FrozenBear and runs TurboGears under the hood. 2) 50% of retail markup (not revenue, as TechCrunch states) is a sweet deal. 3) People can buy things without leaving your site… not necessary, but cool. 4) GoodStorm looks like a better deal than CafePress when it comes to shirts.
WebFaction, in addition to having the easiest TurboGears hosting, is now good for the project in another way: they are paying 50% of their profits from TurboGears hosting back to the project. That is money that I use to get services that benefit TurboGears itself.
Not sure who WebFaction is? WebFaction was formerly Python-Hosting.com. These guys know how to host TurboGears apps. After all, two of the principal folks from CherryPy are there!
A big thanks to Remi and co. at WebFaction!