Archive for the 'Programming' Category

Too Many MySQL Sleep Processes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

I’ve been using the CodeIgniter PHP framework to develop a web site that connects to a MySQL database using InnoDB tables and transactions. I ran into some trouble when I filled the MySQL process list with entries with “Sleep” in the command column. This happened even if I was rendering a page that only required […]

Google’s AJAX Generator

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

As reported by Slashdot, Google has announced the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) which allows web developers to create AJAX applications in Java. The GWT then translates the Java code into client-side code. The client-side code is either Java bytecode (“hosted mode”) during development or JavaScript and HTML (“web mode”) for production deployment. It should be […]

Python / SOAP: A First Encounter

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

This entry describes my recent foray into creating a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) client. Perhaps some will find the information useful and others can provide some helpful hints in the comments. The web service I wanted to access exports a method that returns an array of strings each with a particular structure (this will […]