Who am I?
My name is Richard, but everyone knows me as Bob. I have been a software developer since mid 2006, prior to that I was doing a degree in Mathematics at Heriot Watt University. I am Scottish, living in Edinburgh and working at Rapid Mobile.
What is this site about?
This site is a place for me to talk about my work and other software development related topics. It gives me an opportunity, and a place, to get better at writing about technical subjects. Also hopefully in writing things down I will help increase my own understanding.
This is site is built using a number of opensource tools and frameworks, below are some links to thier sites
- Django: webframework used to create the main site
- Xapian: the backend open source search engine used for this site
- Djapian: django based api that makes using Xapian on your django project incredibly easy
- Django Tagging: provides generic tagging for all models
- Git: distributed version control system
- Gimp: graphics package used to create the site logo