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Best Way to Implement Paging On AppEngine (Python)

Hi,
I was trying to do pagination on AppEngine, and was trying to find best solution because pagination is not just the matter of solving, that might be easy but question is what is the best way to do it so that performance is also good and you are not overloading the db queries. I evaluated various libraries available online for paging and found that this library is best one

http://code.google.com/p/he3-appengine-lib/wiki/PagedQuery

Read the API Documentation here, its very easy to use. It wraps your db object so you might not have to do too much of refactoring in your existing code.

Here is example of python code using this library
from google.appengine.ext import db
from google.appengine.ext.webapp import RequestHandler, WSGIApplication
import paging;
from paging import *

class SomeStuff(db.Model):
  userHandle= db.StringProperty()
  date = db.DateTimeProperty(auto_now_add=True)
 
def getMyStuff(user,page):
 query = SomeStuff.all()
 query.filter('userHandle =', user);
 query.order("-date")
        #Here i am using the class from library, 
        #download the code from link given above
 myPagedQuery = PagedQuery(query, 10)
 ret={};
 if page>1:
  ret["results"] = myPagedQuery.fetch_page(page);
 else:
  ret["results"] = myPagedQuery.fetch_page();
 ret["nextPageExists"] = myPagedQuery.has_page(page+1);
 if page-1 >0:
  ret["prevPageExists"] = myPagedQuery.has_page(page-1);
 else:
  ret["prevPageExists"]=False;
 return ret;
class UserPage(RequestHandler):
    def get(self):
        screenname=get_current_user();
        page=self.request.get("page", default_value="1");
 page=int(page);
 pageinfo=getMyStuff(screenname,page);
 stuffs=pageinfo["results"];
 next_page=None;
 prev_page=None;
 if pageinfo["nextPageExists"]: next_page=page+1;
 if pageinfo["prevPageExists"]: prev_page=page-1;
 template_values = {
  "screenname":screenname,
  "stuffs":stuffs,
  "next_page":next_page,
  "prev_page":prev_page
            }
 path = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), 'userpage.html');
 self.response.out.write(template.render(path, template_values));



And here is the page template


<ul>
{%for stuff in stuffs%}
 <li>
  {{stuff.date|timesince}} ago
 </li>
{%endfor%}
</ul>
{% if prev_page %}   
<a href="/page?page={{prev_page}}">Previous Page</a>   
{% endif %}   

{% if next_page %}   
<a href="/page?page={{next_page}}">Next Page</a>   
{% endif %}   

How to fix *.OGV file to upload on YouTube (for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS users)

Hi Guys,
Just sharing my experience with *.ogv, while I was trying to upload a video on YouTube.
I was using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and used gtk-recordMyDesktop to record a screencast and uploaded the video on YouTube, I found that youtube is showing completely gabbled video.

I could not figure out the problem but i simply converted the video to avi and uploaded on youtube, problem solved!!

How to convert to avi?
Basically you have 3 options.

  1. Using mencoder.
  2. Using ffmpeg.
  3. Using DeVeDE.



The only option which worked really nice with me is mencoder (use following command)

mencoder input.ogv -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o output.avi

Problem with other 2 options ( i observed)

  1. DeVeDe was converting correctly, but messing up with the length of video.
  2. ffmpeg completely failed to convert (was gabbling the video like Youtube).

To install mencoder use ubuntu software center.

Portable wire-free Wi-Fi Router in India



Tata has launched a new product “TATA Photon Wi-Fi Router”. With this, you can now create a portable hotspot anytime, anywhere. It is a device that enables you to share Wi-Fi with up to 5 users/devices simultaneously to access internet: Imagine the whole family accessing the internet from their respective devices – iPod Touch, WiFi enabled smartphone, laptop – on the go, all using this one portable router!

Introductory price is 4999/-

Device is powered by rechargeable Li-ion Battery.
More Information find here