02. September 2011

Scratching the Itch

A couple of weeks ago I found an article by Ryan Day about implementing the Nasdaq ITCH protocol in python. I was really excited about this because I had always thought the barriers to entry for writing a program relating to the stock market would be very high. Turns out writing an application for stock markets is not the barrier, it’s getting the live data needed to be able to make money with it.


19. July 2011

FubuMVC: Redirect and Transfer

Note: As with everything in an open source project (and especially one which is pre-1.0), things may change. I’ll attempt to keep this article up to date or link to updated articles if things change with the usage of FubuContinuation.

Sometimes instead of simply rendering a view from your action, I need to redirect the user to another URL, or call another action.

In this post I’m going to explain how FubuMVC allows you to perform these actions. In a multi-tenant application I’m working on, I handle all default requests to many domains with a single action in my FubuMVC application. I want to choose which behavior chain to run, depending on the URL that the user has browsed to.


14. July 2011

FubuMVC: One Model In, One Model Out

A pattern that’s regularly used with FubuMVC is the one model in, one model out pattern. This is also known as OMIOMO and, my personal favorite, the “thunderdome” pattern. It took me a little while to understand why this pattern is in place and seems to be a gotcha when I come back to FubuMVC after an extended period of time. I’m going to write about why I use this pattern, to document it for both others, and my future self.