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Django Unit Testing with Mocks

Unit tests shouldn’t be treated like lesser code. It should be as clean as possible and don’t ever hesitate when it comes to refactoring the unit test code. It can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Working on a django site

Working on a django site at work, it’s not bad, however still working with angularjs code after work and on the weekends.

Disable CSRF Verification in Django Class-Based View with csrf_exempt

While working on a Django web app, I had to disable CSRF protection in a view. The goal was that our API was accepting data from another part of our website and we needed to skip the CSRF protection just for that one page. There are two great answers onRead More

Hotspots Tool

I created a tool on the Django admin for positioning hotspots on an image. Hotspots on an image are points that can be clicked which will then display a pop-up with more information. I created this because we had maybe 50+ hotspots to place. Without the tool it would beRead More

HowTo: Setup pressureNET Analysis for Local Development

The pressureNET project is an Android app that collects barometric data. You can download it here. The backend server, pressureNET Analysis, is a Django app that stores the data that is collected by the Android app. The project is free/open source and is licensed under the GNU GPL (General PublicRead More

django-registration doesn’t have the best maintenance

I’ve been looking at using the django-registration library at work for one of our projects and initially, I was very very pleased. The project is written by a Django core developer so the code itself is excellent and the documentation is up-to-date and there are many others using it soRead More

First code patch submission in a long time…

UPDATE: It got in, the patch was reviewed, updated and added to the main code base. The developer even added my name to the credits! I submitted an issue to the Django Rest Framework project. There was a bit of a problem with the documentation’s example not reflecting the code.Read More

Mapping Django ideas to Java, Servlets and Struts

It’s been weird to consider the concepts in Java with servlets and the Struts web framework since I’ve been using Django and Python for the last year. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17264522/how-do-django-concepts-map-to-java-servlets-struts-and-jsp-pages So I posted a question on Stackoverflow with an answer that describes how some Django concepts translate into Java web development concepts.

Presentation: Why PyCharm

Just created a short presentation for work about why I’m checking out the PyCharm IDE. I wrote a post earlier about it. Update: found a nice post by a VIM user who switched to PyCharm and found it awesome how integrated everything is.

Django: dumping and loading databases

At work (Trapeze Media), we have this situation where we want to dump the database from the production servers so that we can work with that data on our local development machines. As part of an internal app (which another developer is working on open-sourcing parts of, UPDATE: the appRead More