About Bobstuff

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 Rank Digital.

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.

Building bobstuff

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