Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings
Mar 24, 2016

Micropackages and Open Source Trust Scaling

Some thoughts about why npm style micro-packages are a huge liability for everybody and what we could do to make them work.

Dec 21, 2015

Introducing Lektor — A Static File Content Management System For Python

The background story to why I built yet another static website generator in Python.

Nov 18, 2015

Python's Hidden Regular Expression Gems

Some hidden features of the Python re module and the support machinery that drives it.

Oct 6, 2015

The End of Safe Harbor and a Scary Path Forward

Some in detail analysis about what the end of safe harbor means for small companies, especially in Europe.

Aug 31, 2015

Samsung Pay's MST Transactions and Merchant's Ability to Detect “Cloned” Magstripe Tracks

Some interesting notes about how the MST feature of Samsung Pay (and credit card transactions in general).

Aug 9, 2015

On Countries, Citizenships, Residence and Paying Taxes

In which I share some of my personal experiences and discoveries about the more than confusing topic of moving countries and how citizenships and residences work.

May 27, 2015

Rust for Python Programmers

Are you a Python programmer and interested in Rust? This article goes over the basics of making the jump.

Apr 28, 2015

Unintended Affordances (or why I believe encrypting everything is a bad idea)

Some thoughts about the different effects of security and why sometimes less security and less enforcing has unintended positive aspects.

Apr 13, 2015

Bitcoin is Not a Good Consumer Product

My thoughts on Bitcoin and some other cryptocurrencies and why many of us are probably better off just ignoring the whole thing.

Apr 8, 2015

Nameko for Microservices

A basic overview of building service oriented architecture like microservices with the help of nameko.