Musings and stories from a startup
Sometimes you create the best software when you are frustrated with the status quo and have an itch to scratch. Daniel Lindsley's Haystack and Tastypie are classic examples of scratching your own itch. He had a problem to solve and none of the existing solutions were good enough, so he built his own, and in doing so, came up with a solution that solves other people's problems too.
The month of November was a busy month for hackathons in Boston with the Startup Weekend, Music Hack Day and AngelHack. This past weekend I participated in the Boston Angelhack, and wanted to share a few thoughts about the experience.
If you've been following this blog, you'll know that I'm a big fan of PaaS providers - heck, I even built one which gave me even greater respect for all the work that goes into making a platform that is flexible, scalable, reliable and easy to use.
We're huge fans of Django, the Python web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. We not only provide 1-click deployment of a dozen or so Django web applications, but we also use Django for this website and the Appsembler dashboard.
OpenShift is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that lets you quickly and easily deploy Django/Python apps to a production hosting environment. The OpenShift software is open source so you can either run it on servers that you own or rent, or you can use Redhat's hosted OpenShift service at http://openshift.redhat.com
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