I got to know Vue.js about two months ago and was greatly
impressed by the quality of its guide and API. Imagine. There is one guy
alone maintaining the framework and he manages to keep an up-to-date
documentation. Since then, he has got to search for more
people, and the team is increasing
in size, but very slowly. So, seduced by the way the documentation is clearly
written and easy to understand, I decided to try Vue.js on a teamwork I had to
do for a company as part of my studies. I had to develop a dashboard
displaying data and charts when clicking on points on a map. Before the
dashboard I first had to process 100GB of data to get only the interesting
information and to aggregate this information into one simple PostgreSQL
database (the final data was no more than 25MB afterwards). This was also an
incredible work, but I won't talk about it in this post.
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
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.
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 .
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
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.