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Items tagged django in Jul, 2007

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Django weekly roundup: July 30. Every active open source project needs something like this. # 30th July 2007, 5:03 pm

mod_wsgi 1.0 Release Candiate Available. mod_wsgi is shaping up to be an excellent alternative to mod_python. # 26th July 2007, 8:21 pm

Instant Django. Portable Django environment for Windows, no installation required. Can also be run from a USB thumb drive. # 24th July 2007, 6:49 pm

Django Master Class. Notes and slides from the OSCON tutorial I gave yesterday with Jacob Kaplan-Moss and Jeremy Dunck. # 24th July 2007, 3:20 pm

Undelete in Django. Inspired by the conversation about undo the other day, Nathan Ostgard created a simple solution based around custom managers and a trashed_at model field. # 20th July 2007, 6:54 pm

Seasoning Templates. “Designing a template language is a lot like seasoning a dish; there’s a whole range of tastes out there.” # 19th July 2007, 6:04 pm

Logic in Templates. I don’t think it would hurt Django to have a bit more support for conditional logic in templates, but I wouldn’t go as far as supporting the ability to call Python functions directly. # 19th July 2007, 8:35 am

A Recipe for OpenID-Enabling Your Site. Detailed guide to setting your site up as an OpenID consumer from Plaxo, who just launched their OpenID implementation. It basically describes the design I’m using for the next release of django-openid. # 18th July 2007, 7:50 am

Never use a warning when you mean undo. The abundance of “undo” is one of my favourite things about Gmail. I wonder if there’s anything Django could do to make implementing undo functionality easier... # 17th July 2007, 11 am

A great two years. The first public release of Django was tagged in Subversion two years ago today. # 15th July 2007, 9:53 pm

Partial OpenID provider implementation from It’ll take a while to package up provider support for django-openid, but in the meantime here’s some partial, incomplete, poorly documented example code ripped from Hopefully this will give people trying to figure out the JanRain Python library a bit of a leg up. # 12th July 2007, 6:48 pm

PyCon UK 2007. The weekend of the 8th and 9th of September, currently accepting talk submissions. I’ll be running a Django tutorial session. # 10th July 2007, 9:42 am

Interview with Leah Culver: The Making of Pownce. Django + Perlbal + S3 + AIR. # 7th July 2007, 10:05 pm

The Django Web Application Framework. I’m slowly pushing my presentations from the past couple of years up to Slideshare. This is a Django talk from April 2006, so it’s a little out of date. # 5th July 2007, 1:07 am

UnicodeBranch: Porting Applications. A checklist for porting Django applications to handle the new unicode changes. If your application only handles ASCII text at the moment you shouldn’t have to change a thing. # 4th July 2007, 2:41 pm

Unicode data in Django. Documentation for Django’s new unicode support. # 4th July 2007, 2:24 pm

Django changeset 5609. “Merged Unicode branch into trunk. This should be fully backwards compatible for all practical purposes.” # 4th July 2007, 2:22 pm

I can’t say enough good things about Django. Professionally, it was one of the best technical decisions that I got to make early on at Tabblo.

Antonio Rodriguez # 3rd July 2007, 1:38 am

Gmail and Django. I’d never considered using Gmail to send e-mail from applications, but it could be a useful way of avoiding having outbound e-mail falsely flagged as spam. # 2nd July 2007, 9:46 pm