NULLs in the Windows Registry

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December 1, 2017

I ran into an interesting issue with my Windows development machine when trying to test a Flask web app. This was due to werkzeug running the simple web server for flask that is created when you us The error had me confused at first, as it has nothing to do with what I was changing at the time: TypeError: OpenKey() argument 2 must be str without null characters or None, not str I tracked back through the stack to see that werkzeug is looking at the Windows Registry.

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WebOS From Homebrew to Catalog: tips learned in the process

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March 1, 2011

I’ve been a developer, on many different platforms, for just under two decades. Like many code monkeys, I enjoy learning new architectures. I’m not exactly sure why, but programming for WebOS has me more excited than I’ve been since working with GCC on the Palm Personal. The idea of building apps with web technologies on a portable device sounded interesting. I knew that certain things would be easy and others hard.

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