@ wrote... (1 year, 7 months ago)

Alkali v0.5.5 has now escaped.

Code at github.com and docs at readthedocs.org.

Major features are:

  • adding BoolField
  • adding CSVStorage, load/save csv files
  • queries are bit more efficient/fast, don't copy as many objects by default
  • some doc cleanups
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@ wrote... (1 year, 9 months ago)

Alkali v0.5.4 has now escaped.

Code at github.com and docs at readthedocs.org.

Major features are:

  • implemented Query.distinct
  • implemented Query.annotate
  • implemented Query.aggregate functions: Sum, Count, Min, Max
  • Fields are now descriptors on Model instance
  • added ForeignKey field
  • models now cascade delete when ForeignKey instance is deleted
  • minor speed ups
  • IntField now has auto_increment property
  • Query returns copies of Model instances
  • added signals on model creation/deleting/saving/etc
  • better documentation
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@ wrote... (2 years, 3 months ago)

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!

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