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About Me

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.

Book

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!

Colophon

Built using Django, served with gunicorn and nginx. The database is SQLite. Hosted on a FreeBSD VPS at Johncompanies.com. Comment-spam protection by Akismet.

Elsewhere

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Stuff I Use

Bitbucket, Debian Linux, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, macOS, Markdown, Mercurial, Python, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, xmonad

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At least 236559 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

21 posts tagged "web frameworks"

Does Python scale?
Friday, July 31st, 2015
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Making your way from PHP to Python and Django
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
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The Language I Will Kind of Learn in 2008: Smalltalk
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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A little something I've been working on
Monday, January 14th, 2008
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Web developer evolution
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
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Framework de-flummoxing
Friday, May 19th, 2006
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The Zend Framework
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
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YAPWF: Aaron Swartz's web.py released
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
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4 comments

Turbogears and Subway to merge?
Saturday, December 31st, 2005
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Ruby on Rails 1.0
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
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TrimPath Junction: a pure Javascript clone of Rails
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
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TurboGears progress, or, bring on the CRUD
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
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Locomotive: Rails for OS X
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
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Controller freaks
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
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YAPWF: TurboGears
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
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Django progress
Friday, August 26th, 2005
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Django, Rails, and PHP
Friday, August 19th, 2005
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Railing
Monday, August 1st, 2005
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Everything on Rails
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
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Cake
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
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Python web framework mania
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
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