On Packaging Python Application with Nix

Background It is usually quite easy to package python modules with Nix. Most of the time, all you need to do is list the dependencies. Still, I have run across challenges that take a long time to solve on a few instances, and I would like to take this opportunity to document and share the solutions. I hope this information i useful to anyone that package Python libraries or applications.

Nix Flakes by Example, Part 1

If you are a Nix user, you probably already have heard about Nix Flakes. There are already many great posts about it, among them we have the author of flakes - Eelco Dolstra’s Nix Flakes, Part 1: An Introduction And Tutorial Nix Flakes, Part 2: Evaluation Caching Nix Flakes, Part 3: Managing NixOS Systems I plan to start a new series talking about the more practical side of flakes, i.e. how to use it to solve my day-to-day pain point, one example per post.

Packaging (Nightly) Rust Application with Nix

Introduction Rust has gained a lot of traction recently. I was chatting with a friend about building web applications with rust, and mentioned how rocket makes it easier and enjoyable. I figured it might be a good time to pick rust up now. It does not take long to refamiliarize myself with rust and rocket, and I ended up building a tiny and dumb web application with it. My plan was to further polish it and make it a NixOS service, so that I can easily spin it up on all my NixOS powered machines.