LibraryHippo 2020 - A Bare-bones Flask App

Last time I laid out the uncertainties that have to be explore before I want to try hosting LibraryHippo on Heroku. Here they are again, roughly in descending order of importance and risk:

  1. web app hosting
  2. scheduled jobs
  3. scraping library websites on users' behalf
  4. a small (perhaps a few MB …

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Automatically Sync nupkg and project.json Dependencies

Recently while working on an open source .NET project, I forgot to update the .nuspec after changing a package dependency in my project.json. Of course the resulting nupkg contained the wrong dependency. Fortunately, the package wasn't published in that state, but I didn't want to risk such a thing …

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Select May Not be Broken, But it's Bent

Earlier this week at the day job I ran into an interesting problem working with a DataTable. A view that's supposed to show a subset of the table's rows showed nothing. I dropped into the debugger and became even more confused.

Visually inspecting the DataTable showed that there was a …

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