How to Get Appengine + GoDaddy + Android SSL Certs to Actually Work

I recently discovered Google was sending all MPLSART's search traffic to https://www.mplsart.com and Android users were getting a big ugly security warning, but not desktop users. After sifting through a lot of Googling, here is how I made Godaddy's SSL Certs play nice on Google ...

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Debugging --enable_sendmail on AppEngine SDK for Mac OSX

Google AppEngine's SDK comes with an --enable_sendmail flag. However, if messages do not actually send, the GAE docs do not really help you figure out why. This post should give you a few pointers on how to diagnose and a solution for the specific case of a blocked port ...

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Unraveling the Mystery of Python Unit Test Mocking

In this post I present a tutorial on how I unit test python code and some good examples of the power of the mock library.

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Guide to Creating Static Websites On App Engine

I'm working on an "absolute primer guide" to creating a static website on Google App Engine using Google Cloud Platform. You can help make it great!

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Dirty Guide to AppEngine Remote Console with Django on OSX

Google AppEngine has a super cool command line tool to manipulate the data on your appspot. However, the docs are a bit confusing at first, especially if you are using django. Here are a couple tips to get it working.

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Python List Removing Every Other Item

I was debugging a tag module at work today when I discovered something not overly intuitive about ists in python.

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Appengine Files Api - part 1: Storing/Fetching remote images in Blobstore using Django

Here is a quick tutorial on how to fetch remote images with the new Files API on Google Appengine 1.4.3 released March 30th. These examples use Django. Before we begin, read up on how to write files to blobstore using the Files API. Prior to the 1.4 ...

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New Phone - an Android Even!

For my birthday, my awesome girlfriend bought me a new phone - a MyTouch Google Android phone! App development, here I come!

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"Failed to validate oauth signature and token" on Twitter Oauth - Check Your Clock!

I have been doing a bit of Twitter development for work in the last few months. Twitter is the first time I have worked with OAuth and it was a bit to wrap my head around. I wanted to tinker around doing some of my own apps since it seems ...

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I Feel Like The Edgecrusher

The band Fear Factory had a song a few years back called "Edgecrusher". So the story goes, they ran into a street performer while on tour in japan who called himself the "Edgecrusher". His schtick was that you would give him electronic devices and he would destroy them - I assume ...

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