I am happy to announce Version 1.0 of BWolf my book manager writte in python django. I have just installed it for my first customer. You can grab the 1.0 version from the Subversion repository.
This first release basic features are:
- Book categories and topic organization. Books are shown in nice page of 10 elements each.
- Ability to "checkout" books (not yet perfect but it works)
- Ability to create "Events" and to attach books to them (interface will be improved soon).
Biblio Wolf (Bwolf for firends) is a webapp app for managing a book collection. BWolf is written in python using the Django web framework, and it is born from a Customer request. BWolf is open source, and you can get a full description here including links to downloads. I will mantain a blog of all the work I will do. In the last two months I set up a Subversion Repository and played a little with Django.
After some testing I opted for the SQLite3 DB in this first phase. SQLite is a database featuring quite full support of SQL92. SQLite lacks of some capabilities for manipulating tables (alter table can be used only to add columns) but has transaction, and is embedded. SQLite consume very little resource.
Because the database is self-contained in a binary-indipendent file is quite fast to syncronize my developement environment with the test (and in the future, the production).