Unfuddle: Hosted SVN and Git Solution, Redmine, and Trac

October 14, 2008 § 6 Comments

I have a need for a simple hosted SVN solution for my toy project. I don’t want to make my own bug tracking system, and if I’m using other’s, I want it free (as in beer).

Thus, number one obvious choice is Trac. But it doesn’t really support more than 1 project.

Next is Redmine, an open source bug tracker and project management tool written in Ruby on Rails. Rails is not my cup of tea, but definitely easier to install than Trac. Redmine is pretty awesome, it has these features:

  • Multiple projects support
  • Flexible role based access control.
  • Flexible issue tracking system
  • News, documents & files management
  • Feeds & email notifications.
  • Per project wiki
  • Per project forums
  • Simple time tracking functionality
  • Custom fields for issues, projects and users
  • SCM integration (SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and Darcs)
  • Multiple LDAP authentication support
  • User self-registration support
  • Multilanguage support
  • Multiple databases support
Basically everything I need and many things I want. Sounds good and I installed it immediately.

Then, I came across this blog and discover Unfuddle. Unfuddle has all the benefits of Redmine and it is hosted. Furthermore:

  • Unfuddle already support SVN and Git.
  • Unfuddle free account is private, limited to just 2 developers, and max size 100MB. Perfect for my little project.
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DHH at startup school 2008

September 14, 2008 § Leave a comment

Other speakers at startup schools include:

New Search Engine on the Block: Cuil

July 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Cuil claims that it searches 3x more web pages than Google, 10x more than Micro$oft.

Loud claim, but I supposed the founders can make such claims since they are well decorated ex Googlers.

But the main question is:

Will it be a better search experience (for me)?

Through out the whole evening I’m trying to search with Cuil. Youtube videos about soccer, mac pictures, online comic, Scion cars, Honda history, etc, etc…

So many things to search. Let’s see how Cuil fulfill my needs:

  • I typed: “youtube scion xb video”. Where’s the youtube page?
  • And then “soccer videos“, it searches some stuff, but not really online soccer videos of latest european matches.
  • Mac pictures“… First page is about Bernie Mac???
  • Moving on, how about “naruto manga“, aha! Finally useful pages that shows me where to read the latest Naruto manga online.
  • Next, “honda history” search term. I’m surprised that wikipedia page about Honda is not even on the first page.
  • Finally, I typed “Cuil“. It cannot even find itself. Even Mahalo can find itself.

I don’t know what would be the scientific way of evaluating search engines. Overall, Cuil hasn’t been a very good experience.

Side Note:

Since they are ex Googlers, are they using Python?

Plentyoffish.com is in the news

November 29, 2007 § Leave a comment

And this is the YouTube video of it:

Popsugar.com & TeamSugar

November 29, 2007 § Leave a comment

This is another not so new social networking site, but its idea is somehow refreshing and original.

  • There are a lot of fashion blogs/magazines…
  • There are a lot of gossip blogs…
  • There are a lot of social network sites…

But there’s not a whole lot of those three combined in 1 site. It definitely has high advertisement values.

Popsugar is built using Drupal, one of the oldest open source CMS. It has tons of modules. A social networking app can easily be built on top of Drupal.

Detailed conversation about Popsugar’s technical specs & Drupal tips is recorded here.

Granted that Drupal source code is somewhat funky, along with its hook architecture, but it is well known to be flexible and capable to withstand medium-sized traffic.

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Yet another Web award: Webware 2007

November 27, 2007 § Leave a comment

Reference: 

This is the link to Webware Top 100

Old story of Friendster

November 26, 2007 § Leave a comment

Friendster might be a yester-year trend (I certainly don’t think so since IT is the major social network site that I use), but its up and down story is the kind of tale that fascinates me.

In case some readers didn’t know, they rejected $30 million dollars buyout from Google in 2003.

Their super fast growth was probably 1 of the biggest problem, they couldn’t scale as fast as they grow.

It’s best for readers to simply read the articles. It’s very interesting read.

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