Santiago Palladino's blog

Read about our day to day discoveries, the trips we take around the world, our personal developments and news about the things we do at Manas.

  • One of our Rails applications has to consume an RSS. Nothing fancy here, we simply wanted to extract some fields from each item and store them in the PostgreSQL DB (app was hosted on heroku). Simply slicing the string seemed to work at first: summary...

  • One of the web applications we develop has support for multiple languages, and we got the request to have also the route names translated. As such, a user visiting the site in english and navigating to the stores page should be redirected to example...

  • The Gettext C# Utilities GNU project, containing convenient classes, templates, scripts and tools for easily implementing gettext i18n support for C# and ASP NET applications, has been polished up and version 1.0 is ready for download. I've written...

  • In previous posts I have presented separately the graph coloring problem, as well as its generalization, the partitioned graph coloring problem, and linear programming. It is time to put both of them toghether, by modelling an instance of graph...

  • As an intermezzo in the blog posts regarding my thesis, I'd like to point out an unexpected (or at least, unexpected for me) behaviour in Python's way of constructing default arguments. Suppose we have the following python class MyClass, with an initializer...