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PBX I'm Paul Bissex. I build web applications using open source software, especially Django. Started my career doing graphic design for newspapers and magazines in the '90s. Then wrote tech commentary and reviews for Wired, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and others you never heard of. Then I built operations software at a photography school. Then I helped big media serve 40 million pages a day. Then I worked on a translation services API doing millions of dollars of business. Now I'm building the core platform of a global startup accelerator. Feel free to email me.


I co-wrote "Python Web Development with Django". It was the first book to cover the long-awaited Django 1.0. Published by Addison-Wesley and still in print!


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12 posts tagged "ajax"

An embarrassment of RichIAs
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
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Meta-roundup of Javascript libraries
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
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Baby steps with Ajax
Monday, February 27th, 2006
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Sort tables with sorttable.js
Monday, February 20th, 2006
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Ajaxy regex tester in Python: retest
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
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Windows Live Local
Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Browser-based slideshows in XML: AJAX-S
Sunday, November 13th, 2005

The MySpace worm
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
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Apple Store using Ajax
Monday, September 26th, 2005

Rasmus on Ajax
Thursday, July 28th, 2005

AJAX Mistakes
Monday, July 4th, 2005