01 May 2013, 00:00

MongoEngine 0.8 RC1 Released

Notice: 0.8.0RC3 has been released fixing a couple of small bugs and extra improvements.

Notice: 0.8.0RC2 has been released fixing an obscure queryset cursor cloning issue.

I’m really pleased to annouce the release candidate for MongoEngine 0.8! Its been a long process due to work and life commitments but the latest version of MongoEngine is ready for testing and feedback.

Why a release candidate?

There have been massive changes in the internals, requiring thought and testing before upgrading and releasing to the wild - so please read the upgrade docs carefully!

The changes are worth it and make using MongoEngine even better.

Please test 0.8.0RC1 on your test systems and staging systems and any feedback please email the user group or if you’d prefer to message me directly you can via https://github.com/rozza

Whats changed?

There have been loads of fixes, improvements and changes in 0.8. The headliners are:

20 Mar 2013, 00:00

Automate all the things

Disaster Strikes

Last week my Mac book ran out of space again, this had been going on for some time and I’d had enough. I was spending an ever increasing amount of much time hunting down rogue space invaders on my small 120gb hard drive. So something had to be done.

In times like this there is only one solution!

Source: http://leviathyn.com/games/news/2012/06/14/your-worst-rage-quit-moment/

When upgrading to Mountain Lion I decided to start afresh and reformat my hard drive. Normally starting from scratch would be a royal pain in the backside, taking many days to get things installed and allow me to get back to coding. Then I remembered hearing about boxen which could give me an easy way to rebuild and maintain the software on my Mac and hatched a plan of devops style automation!

My automation trifecta