[SciPy-Dev] design decision needed on implementing Feeds in SPC?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Fri Mar 29 15:41:56 CDT 2013


On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 7:01 AM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:

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> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>wrote:
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>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:
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>>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:
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>>>> Hi guys,
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>>>> My next target in Scipy Central development is to implement RSS/Atom
>>>> Feeds. As feeds provide us lots of functionality (Feed Readers, Email
>>>> Subscriptions etc.. ) I decided to take this up.
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>>>> (what do you think of it?)
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>> Sounds useful to have an RSS feed.
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>>>> >From the issue tracker on Github, I have also seen API as "need to be
>>>> done"
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>> Note that while the issue tracker contains some useful ideas, it's
>> certainly not a list of stuff that has to be done. I'm probably not telling
>> you anything you didn't already know here, but just in case.
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>>>> Here is the thing: If implemented nicely, Feeds can be used as API to a
>>>> great extent. -- in cheapest possible way (no extra server load, no need to
>>>> have OAuth, no need to have separate database tables, tracking calls etc.. )
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>>>> This is where I stuck on -- taking design decision.
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>>>> If we got to use Feeds as API too, then we need to define our own xml
>>>> elements, like "code", "snippet", "submission-link" etc.. (example).. I
>>>> guess, these things are not required if we don't want api to be handled via
>>>> feeds.
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>>>> So, what do you say? Any ideas on it?
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>> I have to confess that I don't know enough about web development to have
>> an informed opinion on this. I agree that read-only API should be enough
>> though.
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>>>> Note: considering my current time schedule, I will take this
>>>> development, a bit slow.
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>> Given your time constraints, I do want to point out that while rss feeds
>> are nice, they're mostly orthogonal to the rest of the site. At some point
>> it will be better to get the new code up and running so people can start
>> using it, rather than to keep writing new code. Users also generate new
>> ideas (and bug reports). Just a thought.
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> I am currently running a "test" site on production server..
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> Waiting for:
> 1. design-1.0 merge into master
> 2. spc database from kevin (emailed him)
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Awesome

Ralf
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