Well, I finally released alkali into the wild.
Alkali is a simple database that makes it very easy to specify the on-disk format of your data. This makes it easy to use your existing data files as tables in a database. Plus the api is based off of Django models.
This is my first real project that I've released and it's a surprising amount of work. I have a new level of appreciation for all the libraries that I just blithely download and use without a second's thought.
For instance, it took about the same amount of time to write the docs as it did to write the actual code. Plus there are a lot of moving pieces to release open source software the right way.
- use git as your source code control
- write documentation, learn Sphinx and reStructuredText
- when you push to github, triggers are fired
- push release to PyPi, writing
setup.py is very non-trivial, learn how that works
- try to do some marketing on Reddit. Given my zero karma I suck at marketing and/or programming.
So yeah… please go check out alkali!