CouchDB and Pylons: Getting Started

CouchDB is very cool(it's built on erlang), and with Pylons, it is even cooler. Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. Normally a Pylons web application will use some sort of RDBMS for storing data and persistence -- such as MySQL or PostgreSQL. I've decided to go a different route and integrate Pylons with CouchDB. Right now there is a Python library, couchdb-python, that will help...
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Written on February 3, 2009

GeoFence feature added to MoosTrax

MoosTrax now has the ability to add GeoFences to your account. These virtual fences allow you to be notified whenever your device enters or leaves a pre-defined area. Read about it here:
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Written on January 30, 2009

MoosTrax Testers Needed

The new implementation of the site is just about done. I am looking for people with BlackBerry and Android devices that are willing to help testing the new site and software. If you are interested, please e-mail Also, the first version of the Android client is finished. It is now available on the Android market. You must have a MoosTrax account to use the application though. E-mail for more information. Final screenshots below....
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Written on January 26, 2009

MoosTrax will return.

Yes, I recently made a post saying that MoosTrax will be going away forever. Due to all the comments and feedback, it is obvious to me that there are many people that enjoyed the service -- so I'm going to bring it back. I'm moving my database backend from CouchDB to MySQL, so my issues with CouchDB won't prevent me from providing MoosTrax. I have been working a lot on migrating the site and fixing...
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Written on January 24, 2009

Hasta la vista, MoosTrax.

UPDATE 01/21/09: Okay, okay. A lot of you seem to like the site...I'm going to bring it back. Moving back to MySQL though. Stay tuned. Well, it was a fun while it lasted. Unfortunately, I've decided to close the doors of MoosTrax permanently. It started with, which I had set up in Fall of 2007, to provide a site to track BlackBerry GPS-enabled devices. Prior to starting the site I had got my first...
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Written on January 20, 2009