Entries published on May 21, 2006
Django, gzip and WSGI
One of the available middleware components for Django allows content to be gzipped for output when the client specifies ‘gzip’ in its
Accept-Encoding header; this is handy because it both conserves bandwidth and allows pages to be downloaded more quickly. Most popular web servers allow this (Apache via
mod_deflate, lighttpd via
mod_compress, etc.), but it’s ...
The Google Web Toolkit
So Google went and released something that people are calling an “AJAX toolkit” and, as so often happens whenever Google does something, the Internets are buzzing. But, in the long run, I don’t think this is going to be a game-changing move, and I think that should be pretty obvious to anyone who sits down and thinks about it.
The first question to ask about Google Web Toolkit is simple: who is it useful for? Obviously it’s useful for Google, but it looks an awful lot like it’s only really ...