I’ve just released a minor version of Yapsy, a small python library for plugin management.
Not a big deal actually, just a few adjustments to take into account the feedback from developers of the Nikola project where yapsy is used as a support for the application’s modular structure.
I also took from them the idea of registering yapsy to coveralls.io which motivated me to add some unit-test just to get the green badge reserved for a test coverage higher than 90%.
WaterOnMars provides bookmarklets to do basic actions like subscribing to an RSS feed or to bookmark a web page.
Bookmarklets are very handy and they work pretty well with desktop browsers, but mobile browsers hardly support them. Unfortunately, since a few months I’ve been browsing the net and reading news on WaterOnMars almost exclusively from my (Android) tablet.
A common solution to get similar functionality as bookmarklets on mobile platform is to develop Android-specific applications.
However I did find an alternative solution, which may not be 100% user friendly, but remains quite handy: the Bookmarklet Free app !
When I started developing WaterOnMars, the fashionable toolkit for web GUI work was the version 2 of Twitter Bootstrap. Of course, by the time my project reached a truly usable state, the version 3 of bootstrap was released and the version 2 stopped being maintained. Another example of the perpetual obsolescence developers have had to face since the dawn of time (e.g the 70′s).
Version 3′s major feature being its first class support for mobile platform and my main usage of WaterOnMars being via a tablet, migrating was really tempting but I had no idea how much work I’d have to put into it.
I did it a few weeks a go though and the good news was that it’s been much much easier that I thought.
And even more colors in my “palette” gallery.