Ferry Boender

Programmer, DevOpper, Open Source enthusiast.



Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Here are some random links to interesting stuff:

FirePHP is a PHP debugging library and a Firefox plugin which allow you to output debugging information to the Firebug debugging panel. Since it doesn’t intermingle debugging information with your page output, but writes in a special HTTP header instead, it’s especially useful for AJAX debugging. It can also come in handy when you’re trying to debug a server-side script which generates something else than a HTML page. A PDF or PNG file, for example.

OpenProj is a project management application written in Java and therefor platform independent. It has a lot of the features Microsoft Project has (according to the webpage; I have never used MS Project before, so I wouldn’t know) such as Resources, Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams (PERT Charts), WBS and RBS charts, etc. There are also various different representations of tasks for resources. It doesn’t really outshine Gnome Planner, but at least it’s platform independent.

Typechecking Python module
Typecheck provides powerful run-time typechecking facilities for Python functions, methods and generators. Without requiring a custom preprocessor or alterations to the language, the typecheck package allows programmers and quality assurance engineers to make precise assertions about the input to, and output from, their code.

Here’s a little code example:

@accepts(String, [Number], {str: Number})
def my_func(a, *vargs, **kwargs):

@accepts(String, Number, Number)
def my_func(a, *vargs, **kwargs):

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