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Blogmarks tagged django in 2007

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DbMigration—a schema migration tool for Django. Nice and simple tool for adding schema migrations to a Django application. # 27th September 2007, 3:04 pm—from idea to release in 6 hours. Now that’s what I call rapid development. # 26th September 2007, 4:53 pm

Django GridContainer. Media Temple’s virtualized Django hosting is now accepting applications for beta testers. # 22nd September 2007, 12:01 pm

Zope3 for Djangoers. I prefer “Djangonauts”, personally. Useful overview of Zope 3 for people with Django experience (first of a multi-part series). # 14th September 2007, 3:20 pm

Restructured Text to Anything. Slick set of online tools for converting Restructured Text (one of the more mature wiki-style markup languages) to HTML or PDF. Includes a nice looking API. Powered by Django. # 13th September 2007, 3:54 pm

django-sphinx (via) More code from Curse Gaming; this time a really nice API for adding Sphinx full-text search to a Django model. # 9th September 2007, 12:35 am

Advanced Django. Slides from my hour long tutorial at PyCon UK this morning. Most of the material was adapted from OSCON, but I also added a new section covering newforms. # 8th September 2007, 1 pm

Django on Jython: What I’ve done until now. It’s not quite there yet (the new Jython is Python 2.2 with a few 2.3 features; Django requires 2.3 at least) but it’s looking pretty promising. # 4th September 2007, 2:53 am

Django vs feedparser on dates. Some useful tips in the comments. I find Python’s timezone stuff endlessly frustrating: I know it can do what I want, but it always takes me a ridiculously long time to figure out the necessary incantations. # 2nd September 2007, 10:17 am

A Django Cache Status. Django view to display stats pulled from your memcached server. # 25th August 2007, 2:08 pm

Satchmo 0.5 Release. Django powered e-commerce application, “the webshop for perfectionists with deadlines”. # 22nd August 2007, 10:36 pm

Django and the iPhone tutorial. How to install SSH, Python and Django on your iPhone and get Django running against the call database. Less complicated than I expected. # 21st August 2007, 11:34 am

BabelDjango. Tools for integrating Christopher Lenz’s Babel i18n framework with Django. # 20th August 2007, 2:59 pm

Django on the iPhone. Jacob got it working. The next image in his photostream shows the Django admin application querying his phone’s local database of calls. # 19th August 2007, 7:58 am

Changeset 5925. You can now register custom commands for your application with Django’s script. More sensible than littering your application’s root directory with shell scripts. # 18th August 2007, 11:06 am

AuditTrail. Add change tracking and history to a Django model with a single line of code. Doesn’t handle relationships though, which is definitely the toughest part of this problem. # 15th August 2007, 1 pm

Finding Lookup Items that Are Not Used. How to do left outer joins (and other custom SQL) using the Django ORM. # 13th August 2007, 5:08 pm

Ubuntu -- python-django. Sweet, Django 0.96 is packaged for Ubuntu Gutsy. # 11th August 2007, 8:47 am

A nice example of when to use reduce in python. As a shortcut for assembling a large OR query using the Django ORM. # 2nd August 2007, 11:51 pm

Django, iCal and vObject. Easy iCal generation for Django using vObject. # 1st August 2007, 11:09 am

Java’s Fear of Commitment (via) How Java culture emphasises interfaces and layers of abstraction over solving problems directly. # 1st August 2007, 10:32 am

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