Install Impala ODBC for Cloudera on Arch Linux

For a project, I had to automate requests to a Impala database hosted on a Cloudera VM and I had to install an OCDB for this, but it wasn't so simple to do. I got problems to configure correctly unixodbc and afterwards to install the driver which is not available on Arch. I detail in this article how I manage the problems and what are the solutions I found. If you are in a hurry, there is a TL;DR at the end.

Open source Qowala v1 almost done for Twitter

The new v1.0.0 version of Qowala is almost finished! This open source dashboard on which we are working with my team has all the features planned for letting you follow people and hashtags on Twitter and interact with them. We are just fixing some little things and making the presentation website before releasing it ;). If you wish to see how it looks, just come and try the official instance. We are willing to have a lot of feedback to improve it :D .

Display most emojis on Arch Linux and get rid of tofu characters

It may happen to you as it did to me to sometimes read messages with "tofu" characters in it: these boxes with numbers in it. It means they can't be displayed with the fonts installed on your machine. Before, I didn't pay much attention to it because I could still read the message, but I really got interested while working on Qowala when some messages had only this kind of characters.

Using Vim after Sublime Text and other text editors

When I began coding, I first used Notepad++ only available on Windows. Then, as a lot of new coders, I switched to Sublime Text which has nice syntaxic coloration and also an easy-to-install package manager who gives access to lots of plugins. However, I was using it without having bought the license so one day I decided to check other text editors and if I don't find something better, I buy the license for Sublime Text.

Beta 4 of Qowala and other good news

Some time has passed since the last release of Qowala and the fourth beta is now out. Actually, it took time to bring out this new beta because we were working on the v1.0.0 at the same time! Qowala is getting nicer and nicer so here are some news.