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Category: Python

Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  January 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Some tips for keeping your Django apps lean and mean from the beginning, using lessons from django-fiber,
Posted in: Python, Software development, Web development, Django  —  September 19, 2011 at 12:52 PM
O gods of software development and operations, I have sinned. Your anger falls on me, and I feel your wrath...
Posted in: Python, Django  —  June 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Announcing django-easyfilters, a new library for Django, and a bit of heretical editorial about Django's ORM.
Posted in: Python  —  March 26, 2011 at 04:45 AM
First part of a series of posts that attempt to explain Python by the dissection method.
Posted in: Python, Software development, Django  —  January 10, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Writing good quality documentation for the software libraries you publish always matters. Otherwise, you are doing the world a disservice by publishing.
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  December 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM
An app to help protect your customers' data when in development.
Posted in: Python, Software development, Django  —  November 20, 2010 at 04:29 AM
Class based views are very cool. I am starting to clean up an existing project using them, and lots of existing views are turning into declarative code. But it makes me worried about the ravioli effect.
Posted in: Python, Music, Linux  —  July 15, 2010 at 04:23 PM
I tend to use several music/media players, such as shell-fm, moc and Clementine. In order to be able to use the media buttons on my keyboard for pausing/skipping, I wrote this Python script to automatically route the commands to the right one.
Posted in: Python  —  May 06, 2010 at 11:41 PM
Using IPython deep inside a program...
Posted in: Python, Software development  —  February 12, 2010 at 03:51 PM
I discovered hgview, a really great replacement for hgk.
Posted in: Python, Software development  —  February 12, 2010 at 02:53 PM
How can I get the Mercurial Eclipse plugin to just recognise an existing folder as a Mercurial repository?
Posted in: Python, Django  —  January 02, 2010 at 10:08 PM
How I set up Eclipse to work with an existing project using virtualenv
Posted in: Python, Haskell, Web development, Django  —  November 09, 2009 at 03:45 PM
Based on my recent Haskell experience, I highlight some cases where I think static type checks provide a better testing mechanism than unit tests or other automated tests.
Posted in: Software development, Python, Linux  —  July 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM
A lot of discussion recently has missed the point: the big question is whether the terms of any software licence are really relevant to dynamic languages...
Posted in: Python, Blogging and bloggers, Personal and misc  —  March 18, 2009 at 02:01 AM
I've blogged before about using trac as a personal wiki, now I've found I can use Emacs as my editor and trac browser it's even better...
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  March 03, 2009 at 08:52 PM
A review of "Django 1.0 Template Development" by Scott Newman, from Packt Publishing.
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  January 22, 2009 at 11:44 PM
An article from Django 1.0 Template Development by Scott Newman, about how to output a document in multiple formats/styles using Django templates.
Posted in: Python, Software development, Django  —  July 31, 2008 at 09:51 PM
A simple way to use Mercurial Queues in a Subversion working directory to manage patches before committing to Subversion.
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  July 08, 2008 at 01:29 AM
After reading that in Python 2.5 some big memory leaks are fixed, I just switched a Django site from Python 2.4 to Python 2.5. I wasn't disappointed -- the combined memory usage of my Apache processes (which are using mod_python) went from 100Mb to 60Mb. So, for anyone else wanted to conserve memory, this is the first thing I'd suggest!
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  —  June 24, 2008 at 03:47 PM
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