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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.

Why & How I Write Java

Interesting read, somehow I can’t handle too much Java, I always get tripped up by the primitiveness of it (even when using an IDE like Intellij IDEA which I own a license for). Copying JAR files around or making sure that the XML config files are written correctly is somethingRead More

Python SysAdmin script for emails

Here’s some code I wrote maybe over 2 years ago for managing an email account database on my server. And yes, the mysql database password is in there. It’s a good thing the username no longer exists so the password doesn’t work. Oh and the server is offline because IRead More

yelpapi, a pure Python implementation of the Yelp v2.0 API

yelpapi, a pure Python implementation of the Yelp v2.0 API This looks really good, I really like how simple it is: The reason I created yelpapi is because I wanted to create an implementation that was completely flexible with regards to both input (i.e., it uses **kwargs) and output (i.e.,Read 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


follow_redirects I wrote a small utility tool for following HTTP redirects. Needed it for testing the redirects from a desktop site to a mobile site and for testing redirections when using URL shortening services. Came in handy and let me learn how to use the Python Requests library which isRead 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. So I posted a question on Stackoverflow with an answer that describes how some Django concepts translate into Java web development concepts.