Saturday, June 09, 2007

Code monkey likes code :)

Amazon recently discontinued AWSP, which is kind of unfortunate given that All The Code relies on it for raw data for the public version. That being said, the new interface is seems much cleaner and has the potential to make my life a whole lot easier.

Fortunately, this coincides with my need to test the subversion integration of All The Code, so I'm in the process of pulling down as lot of code from various subversion repositories. I'm looking to truly stress test the core before I hand it off to the first round of beta testing, so I'm also pulling down code from a few other sources. The next public version of ATC should see the index increase in size by a factor of about 20 [and this will hopefully be ready for the end of next week, but no promises :)]. There are quite a few sources of potential problems related to growing the amount of code indexed by so much, so I'm really hoping to flush out some bugs.

If there is time, I will try to roll out tagging and possibly voting, although that might have to wait until the end of the summer. Since, initially, All The Code was built where updates would be incredibly infrequent (say once every day at most), I made some archecture decissions, which in hindsight weren't the greatest. On the other hand, nothing is set in stone yet so I'm going

The new PLT scheme release supposedly has a new unit testing framework which I'm hoping to get a chance to play around with and maybe use for my Google Summer of Code project. Ideally I want to make things easy for people to go forward and take it on to different scheme implementations (like chicken scheme), so I'm going to have to tread carefully with how much PLT specific magic I use.

1 comment:

Jon Kepler said...

Hi Holden,

I e-mailed you a while ago and never got a response (my e-mail account was causing trouble, so I might have missed your message). Please e-mail me at jon [at] Also, I went to the Unspace Pub Nite this past Monday and mentioned your site to a rails programmer. Just thought I'd let you know.

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