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2007

Deploying a Django app on the desktop. Silver Stripe used cx_freeze to package their commercial agile project management Django application as an easy to run Windows executable. # 1st June 2007, 9:45 pm

Review Board. VMWare release a slick looking Django-powered code review system, with hooks in to Subversion and Perforce. # 31st May 2007, 8:32 am

typogrify (via) “Typogrify is a collection of Django template filters that to help prettify your web typography by preventing ugly quotes and widows and providing CSS hooks to style some special cases.” # 29th May 2007, 7:38 pm

oxfordgeeks.net

Nat and I had a bit of a mini-hackday this bank holiday Monday. Nat’s been doing a great job summoning local geeks out of the woodwork with Oxford Geek Nights event, but it’s still pretty hard to find other interesting events in the Oxfordshire area. It’s not that there aren’t any, it’s just that the geek community in Oxford is currently pretty fragmented.

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Django unicode-branch: testers wanted. Malcolm’s outstanding work on the unicode branch appears to be nearing completion. # 24th May 2007, 11:46 pm

Rapid development serving 500,000 pages/hour (via) Curse Gaming are getting impressive performance out of Django. # 24th May 2007, 4:11 pm

Django Internships at the Journal-World. The Journal-World is an amazing place to start your career. # 2nd May 2007, 9:54 pm

MintCache for Django. Caching scheme for Django that solves the dog-pile effect, where high traffic causes many processes to regenerate stale cached data at the same time. # 2nd May 2007, 8:49 am

django-logging. Looks neat—includes the ability to use Python’s standard logging module to log messages to a footer appended to your site’s HTML output. # 24th April 2007, 6:50 am

Turn your Django application in to an OpenID consumer

I’ve just put the finishing touches on the first releasable version of django_openidconsumer, a package that makes it easy to add OpenID consumer support to any Django application.

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modwsgi. Apache module (written in C) for hosting Python WSGI applications, no mod_python required. Includes Django integration instructions. Has anyone tried this out? # 14th April 2007, 9:48 am

Naming URL patterns (via) You can now apply a name to a URL pattern in Django development version, which makes the {% url %} template tag far more useful. # 10th April 2007, 12:19 am

Avoid IE Brokenness When using Vary and Attachments (via) Django middleware that works around a bug in IE where external applications fail to load content that was served with a Vary header. # 9th April 2007, 9:41 am

DjangoKit. Early preview release of a tool that lets you package a Django application up as a fully contained OS X application. When Leopard ships with PyObjC this kind of thing will be even easier. # 29th March 2007, 12:50 am

cmemcache. Python extension for libmemcache which provides more than twice the performance of the pure-Python memcached client. Supported by Django development version. # 27th March 2007, 1:51 pm

mod_python: Expat Causing Apache Crash. We ran in to this problem today. # 27th March 2007, 11:49 am

Free Software Foundation to switch to Django. “FSF is switching from Zope to Django (both Python powered!) for web application development... Lots of new stuff coming soon, including contributions back to the Django community.” # 25th March 2007, 7:56 pm

Django version 0.96 release notes. The two big improvements are the newforms library and the ability to use callables directly in your URLconfs, enabling a bunch of useful new tricks. # 23rd March 2007, 11:47 pm

HP acquires Tabblo. The first high profile Django-powered acquisition? Very well deserved; Tabblo is an excellent application. # 23rd March 2007, 3:49 pm

More Django (likely more than is healthy). Jacob’s advanced Django tutorial from PyCon. I really like the template he’s using to present the slides and notes. # 1st March 2007, 11:08 pm

Django snippets. James Bennett’s new site for Django snippets. The source code to the whole site is available. # 26th February 2007, 10:08 am

Django IRC FAQ. Frequently asked questions from the Django IRC channel. # 20th February 2007, 10:07 am

Quick Django Benching. Django under Apache/mod_python outperforms nginx/FastCGI and LightTPD/FastCGI once you ramp up the concurrency levels. My setup for this site (Apache/mod_python behind an nginx proxy, with nginx handling static files) should give the best of both worlds. # 17th February 2007, 4:56 pm

Django templates in Venus. It’s nice to see the Django template system being used outside the context of the overall framework. # 14th February 2007, 11:22 pm

Cats or Dogs (via) Finds statistically interesting facts based on people answering a sequence of “X or Y” questions. Written in Django by James Tauber in less than four hours. # 11th February 2007, 1:49 am

About LiveBus.org. I love sites with a colophon. LiveBus.org is powered by Django. # 10th February 2007, 10:57 pm

Why you should be using disambiguated URLs

Good URLs are important. The best URLs are readable, reliable and hackable.

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Jeff Croft: Geocoding My Life. Really smart weblog integration of the Flickr API, using the Geocoder.us reverse geocoder along with hand entered locations to create a browseable archive of photos by location. # 1st February 2007, 1:27 pm

The Django Book: Deploying Django. Solid advice based on years of experience at the Journal-World and the Washington Post. # 26th January 2007, 12:38 pm

The Django newforms-admin branch. This should make customising the Django admin application a whole lot easier. # 15th January 2007, 2:43 am