I forgot to post last week that my latest article for David Mertz's column, XML Matters, went live on the IBM developerWorks site. It's fallen off the front page now, but it was gratifying to make it there. The article is Ajax Tradeoffs: The many flavors of XML, and it is an exploration of various XML (Open Office, XHTML, custom) and non-XML (JSON, CSV) formats for data exchange in Ajax-enabled websites. I used my wife Daniela's efforts at tracking her poetry submissions as my example data.
This article was also my pre-announcement of the Fame Not Fortune webapp that I'm working on (off-and-on). I'm using it as a way of learning Django, since I'm already somewhat familiar with TurboGears and I'm using Rails at work. More about Fame Not Fortune later. I'll have a status report on the various livingcode projects soon too: updates for Drawing Board and Pastels, among other things.