Logging is an interesting subject. For most developers, most of the time, we
don't think too hard about logging. Maybe we've got some coding standards that
mandate some minimal level of logging, but otherwise we're just not concerned
about how we log. But one day you'll find yourself five hours into a marathon
debugging session, throwing
print statements in random places and thinking to
yourself "If only I'd put in some logging here, I'd have some idea of what was
going on in this system!"
I've been working on hyper for a long time now, and it's finally in a state
where I can do real comparisons between hyper and httplib. So I did! And just
to vary it up, rather than write it as a blog post, I decided to try doing it
as an iPython notebook.
While chatting in IRC with Eric Holscher tonight
the topic of conversation wound its way toward positivity and the need to
encourage it. I pointed out that my newest project,
hyper, has as part of its contributor
section about respect.
I wanted to talk briefly about why I wrote this, and why I think it's
important enough to warrant an explicit mention in contributor's guides.
The HTTPbis have spoken, HTTP/2.0 is happening. Major websites are beginning to
adopt it (hello there Twitter!), and the spec is beginning to get nailed down.
If you're unfamiliar with HTTP/2.0 and all the fun things it brings you, Ilya
Grigorik has been doing an excellent job evangelising for it. Take a look at
this talk if you want a deep dive into HTTP/2.0.
If you want a shorter discussion,
this article is also a great
Based on anecdotal data I can safely say that most people view "Open Source" as
roughly synonymous with "Free" (as in beer). And in an impressive number of
cases, that's actually true. Many (maybe even most) open source developers are
happy to give the fruits of their labour away for no cost at all.