19 May 2006 titus   » (Journeyer)

haruspex, yeah, I know that the OS X support for network drives is better -- and that may actually be the technical reason behind not supporting FTP that well. Still, it's freakin' annoying when you're trying to set up an anonymous submissions directory; FTP works great on Windows, but is bollocks on OS X for unskilled users.

scotch, a WSGI-based HTTP recording proxy

I finally wrote up some preliminary docs on scotch, a project I first wrote about yesterday. scotch is my solution for recording twill scripts, as well as tracking AJAX Web calls and doing general Web site regression testing. The scotch examples page is probably the place to start, although the front page is more conversational. There are also some simple simple code recipes that demonstrate the potential. (You can grab scotch at the usual place.)

I had a nice e-mail conversation with Ben Bangert about the possibility of using scotch for more clever twill script making. It's always nice to have people grok the tool you just wrote ;).

Paranthetically, it'd be interesting to see if psiphon functionality could be broken out into WSGI middleware playing on top of scotch.proxy. (Here's an article about psiphon</a>.)

all about twisted

Glyph Lefkowitz posted a link to this interesting paper on twisted. Old paper, but still good, I think.

--titus

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