Effect Animation with Pyglet

20.09.2009 by azarai in game-development | pyglet | python

While browsing through deviantart i run across some nice prerendered particle effects. The effects are made for RPG Maker VX and cover mostly some kind of magic spells. Game use is allowed. So we got effect animations, pyglet and some spare time. Let the


Accessing Jira with Python using suds

11.09.2009 by azarai in python

We are using Jira as an Issue and Bug tracker at work. Lately we had the need to access it from external systems. Luckily Jira itself does provide a remote API in form of XML-RPC and SOAP. And i did not have any language constraints, so i could use python


Resource tip: Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move!

27.02.2009 by azarai in python | resource-tip

Making things move cover I was recently browsing in a local bookstore and, not sure why i looked at flash books in the first place, i stumpled upon "Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move!"(Amazon: COM, DE ). The book is about coding animations and covers thi


pySVG.version()+=0.0.1

27.02.2009 by kerim in pysvg | python

"Creating svg with python was never easier" ... would be nice to be able to use that slogan once on pySVG. Well ... someday i guess ;-)

I included a (somewhat better ?) support for paths now, but i am not really happy with it.

There is a small tutorial he


Secure deletion of data on a drive (attempt 1)

26.02.2009 by kerim in python

A while ago i came upon an article about secure deletion of files. An interesting topic as i remember myself wondering why it would be needed to overwrite a file up to 30 times in order to be sure it can't be restored somehow.

There are many "secure delet


2d and 3d game and rendering engines for python

26.08.2008 by azarai in game-development | pygame | python

Thanks to the nice feedback i got for 2D Game Engines for Python i decided to compile a list of 2d and 3d game development possibilities with python i found so far. It might not be complete, but i'll maintain the list from time to time when i find new eng


Rabid Ratings for Django

22.06.2008 by azarai in ajax | django | python | snipplet | tools

For my new pet project i'd like to have some nice fancy starlike rating stuff, but without stars :-) Luckily i found one over at ajaxrain called Rabid Ratings. It uses nice looking hearts and is a out of the box combo with ajax and a php backend. Yep ther


A new CRPG is born - Milestone 1

12.03.2008 by azarai in game-development | pygame | python

In an earlier post i wrote that i am going to code a simple CRPG with pygame. With an unknown destination, but it will probably be an very interesting way. Yeah i know one should spend a bit more on thinking about the whole game, gameplay and so on, but i


Doing a binary watch with python and pygame

03.03.2008 by kerim in pygame | python

There are 10 different types of people in this world - those that can read binary and those that can`t !

I presented the outcome of the code below to around 5 people. Only 2 understood what it was. I must say however that all 5 supposedly are IT professio


How to protect your django blog from spam

02.03.2008 by azarai in django | python

I guess almost all people hate spam, but still it's there. Either they spam your mailbox, forum, blog or whatever. It annoying. But for most communication ways there exist solutions to protect yourself from spam. I am going to talk about one kind of em, t