Utility Mill is Cool
What happened was, I got an email from a fellow named Greg Piñero saying that he made a web interface to Stepic. I liked it, but was more impressed with the site he hosted the utility on: Utility Mill is a sort of wiki for little web utilities. You make a utility by creating some input fields through the Utility Mill web application, then write Python code to do something. It’s as simple as webifying a utility can be: if you have a text input called
NAME, your code just uses that variable and
# Hello World for Utility Mill print 'Hello', NAME
I soon realized that Greg not only made the utility, he also created the website. We exchanged emails about security (it seems he has it pretty well figured out), bugs and features, and possible business models.
Also, Utility Mill’s limited-memory environment kicked me to make some improvements to Stepic that I’ve been meaning to make for a little while. (A release with these changes is forthcoming.)
Here’s my Utility Mill profile: lenny.