pynmea - a Python NMEA Library

I quite like playing with GPS and found it a real pain dealing with all the different NMEA sentences individually. I couldn’t find a standalone, general purpose NMEA library for Python that I liked (there are other libraries out there, but you either seem to have to get a bunch ...

SaltStack and Vagrant

Salt is an open source infrastructure management tool. While one use is to manage thousands of servers, it’s also very useful as a server provisioning tool when trying to deploy a web application.

Here’s a short post about using Salt (well, we’re actually using Salty Vagrant) with Vagrant to make ...

pynmea 0.6.0 released

pynmea version 0.6.0 has just been released over at google code and is also pip installable.

Major changes are the addition of a NMEAStream object that allows files to be streamed in, and either a list of nmea objects or nmea sentences as strings returned. This should make ...

Python, super and multiple arguments

After playing around with the super keyworld in Python, I finally stumbled across this question which helped explain some multiple inheritence, with arguments. This also helped me to understand the use of super in Python and how to whole thing links together. I edited the original answer to the question ...

Bad implementation always trumps good ideas

Good practice in software development has always preached loose coupling and high cohesion.

While most developers understand this and try to keep to it, sometimes even seasoned professionals get carried away with an idea, quite often ending up in the creation of a big ball of mud. This will not ...

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