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Python / django REST API prototype, UK / London

EnergyDeck got granted an "innovation voucher" by the UK TSB which means we have a small budget to produce a prototype for a REST API on top of our existing platform, using python and django.

As per the rules for using the voucher, you need to be a UK based SME with whom we haven't worked before and you need to be able to produce a short (1 page) report at the end of the project explaining what you delivered.

The scope of the prototype is flexible but needs at the very least to do this:
- Include basic support for developer API keys that we would issue,
- Authentication via OAuth,
- Performance testing for some of the queries that may return a large amount of data.

If you are interested, please contact me direct.

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Python / django REST API prototype, UK / London

EnergyDeck got granted an "innovation voucher" by the UK TSB which means we have a small budget to produce a prototype for a REST API on top of our existing platform, using python and django.

As per the rules for using the voucher, you need to be a UK based SME with whom we haven't worked before and you need to be able to produce a short (1 page) report at the end of the project explaining what you delivered.

The scope of the prototype is flexible but needs at the very least to do this:
- Include basic support for developer API keys that we would issue,
- Authentication via OAuth,
- Performance testing for some of the queries that may return a large amount of data.

If you are interested, please contact me direct.

As I mentioned on the mailing list, I am looking for a UK based SME who can produce a REST API prototype in python + django. If you are interested, contact me direct.

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For the Londoners, here's a small app built with the Ubuntu Phone SDK that uses the TFL journey planner API to plan your trip through the city. The UI is rather basic at the moment and there are a lot of things it doesn't do: no error handling, can't deal with postcodes or anything else than a bus or tube stop, etc. I'd also like to add a "find my last tube home" button and a way to set a reminder once you've found the journey you want (with extra loud option in case you're in the pub).

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Will the new phone SDK (and by extension any QML and HTML5 app in Ubuntu) support Autopilot introspection?

I tried to create an Autopilot skeleton for the tutorial's CurrencyConverter app earlier and I ended up with a bunch of ugly code but at least it starts and closes the app as expected, it doesn't do anything with it though: https://code.launchpad.net/~brunogirin/+junk/autopilot-converter

Ideally, you'd want to have an easy way in Autopilot to say "click on selectorFrom, select EUR, click on selectorTo, select GBP, give focus to inputFrom, enter stuff, check value of inputTo"

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Secure Boot Problems for Linux Users Are Here Already

More disturbing news on the UEFI/Secure Boot situation. Evidently, we don’t have to wait until the release of Windows 8 to find GRUB locked out of the boot sector on new computers. On Monday, Benjamin Kerensa reported on his blog that he’d received the following email regarded a failed attempt to install Linux on an HP PC:

“Recent articles regarding UEFI and Windows 8 suggest the problem of the former blocking Linux bootloader installation is a matter that will appear at the introduction of the latter. That is not the case. It is on Win 7 machines and blocking GRUB installation now.

“My friend recently got an HP s5-1110 with Win 7 installed. UEFI has prevented the installation of GRUB on this machine. I could find no way in the BIOS to disable the feature and so far, as I work my way up the HP tech support ladder, I have found no HP techs who have a clue what I’m talking about.”

Kerensa says that he’s looked further into this issue and has found that UEFI is already in use on some Dell and HP laptops. Evidently the folks over at Ubuntu are already aware of this problem and has posted some possible workarounds.

We need to make a lot of noise about this issue to convince the OEMs it would be to their advantage to take a position on this that doesn’t only benefit Microsoft.
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