Easier custom Model Manager Chaining

Posted on Tue 20 July 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with django, orm, programming, python • 1 min read

Via Simon Willison:

This is a really convenient way to add custom functions to model managers in Django. Way easier than defining custom managers each time you need extra functionality.


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The Go Programming Language

Posted on Sat 14 November 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, go language, google, open source, programming • 1 min read

Google has released their own programming language, appropriately named Go.

I haven’t had time to dig deeply into this yet, but I’m seeing some interesting stuff that I like such as fast compilation, garbage collection, easy to read syntax, built in support for multicore machines and of course …


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Django Rosetta

Posted on Sat 12 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, programming, python • 1 min read

Via Simon Willison:

This is a real cool Django app that creates an awesome interface to help internationalize your site. Allows the adminstrator, and an optional group of designated translators to read and write your site’s gettext files.


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Django Evolution

Posted on Sat 12 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with databases, django, django evolution, programming, python • 1 min read

This is one of the more promising projects in progress on the Schema Migration front. Schema evolution can be a bit painful and projects like this for automatically migrating database structure based on the Python model code will be a necessity for long term projects.


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On The Use of Code in Weblog Titles

Posted on Sat 08 March 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with blogs, funny, programming • 1 min read

Via James Bennett:

Some very clever uses of code in blog titles. My favorite belongs to Charles Miller: tail -f /dev/mind > blog.


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Quick Post: My Pownces, Let Me Show You Them

Posted on Wed 05 March 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, development, django, pownce, programming, python, social networking • 1 min read

Heh, I had a little fun this afternoon writing a little Django app for my site that will regularly import my public Pownce notes and allow me to display them in the sidebar. It’s really just a modified version of the app I’m using for my Twitter statuses …


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Quick Post: Pownce API 2.0 Now Available

Posted on Fri 29 February 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, pownce, programming, social media, social networking, tech • 1 min read

In case you missed it, Pownce announced the release of the second revision of its public API today. The new API is much more elaborate than the previous version (which was honestly kind of a joke), and promises to be robust enough that interested parties could use it to rewrite …


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Rails Is A Ghetto

Posted on Tue 01 January 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with programming, rails, rant, ruby • 1 min read

This is a hell of a rant against the Rails community by Zed Shaw (creator of Mongrel). It’s passionate and angry, so yeah maybe take it with a grain of salt but he does make some solid points, although there is a lot of vitriol pointed towards specific people …


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Send Django Exceptions to DPaste

Posted on Sun 09 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, programming, python • 1 min read

Michael Trier points out a cool new feature in Django that is awesome for debugging. On Django error pages (with DEBUG turned on) there is now a button that will automatically post the contents to dpaste. Very nice, indeed.


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