About half an hour ago I pushed the latest release of
hyper, v0.1.0. This marks the
first release of hyper since early March! This delay is not because I've been
resting on my laurels. In fact, a quick check of the
git repository shows
that there were almost as many commits between v0.0.4 and v0.1.0 as there were
in total up to v0.0.4.
There once was a time when we were in control of our identity. When we met
someone we were in control of who we were to them. We could present ourselves
as whatever version of ourself we chose: the intellectual, the party animal,
the sports fan. We could withhold information, and the balance of probabilities
was that the information we withheld would be left undiscovered.
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.