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Git on a NAS (Synology)

During my first year at undergraduate years, I got taught how to write code and how to manage a project. Now, during my PhD, I learnt how to program and use version control, so I actually learnt how to code and how to properly manage a project 😛 So my two tips for anybody who may find him- or herself in the same situation as I did straight after my MEng are:

  1. Comment all your code
  2. Use version control

Now that's pretty much all of the advice you'll get today. But if you are interested in how you can set up your own private Git server on a NAS to manage your projects, then keep on reading. After all, version control providers, e.g. GitHub, make everything public, which is fine if you don't mid all your code to be publicly available to anybody.

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Getting started with Google App Engine in PyCharm on Mac

Python is powerful and yet pretty easy to learn! I like it. In fact I like it so much I've decided to try and get my head around Google's App Engine (a.k.a. Platform as a Service) and write my very first webpage in Python. All my previous projects were based on "old school" PHP, but what would life be without a challenge hu?

So, in this little tutorial I'll describe how I managed to get a local instance of Google's App Engine running, how I linked the google.appengine and webapp2 libraries into Python 2.7.x and hence PyCharm (the free community edition) to have all help of autocompleting and debugging. And without any further ado, let me begin.

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