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Introduction to Architecting Systems for Scale

Designing a system which scales to a high number of requests isn't critical for most applications, but you'll never know that it was important until after the fact, so it's worth putting some thought into ensuring your architecture can grow with your success.

Intro to Unintrusive JavaScript with Django

The steps of the novice web developer are fraught with peril. They begin with HTML, then move onto CSS. They learn a web framework or two, and they finally start to wrangle with JavaScript. This tutorial aims to help the developer who has taken their first steps with Django, and wants to begin experimenting with adding JavaScript and Ajax to their webapps.

Findjango: A Django Search Vertical

When I develop with Django I'm constantly searching documentation, trying to figure out new modules and generally looking for answers to new problems as they arise. Today I'm introducing a new project, Findjango, which hopes to being a valuable resource for searching on Django-related topics.

An Introduction to Compassionate Screen Scraping

One of the most common quickie projects on the web is to screenscrape a website and play around with its data. These projects are a lot of fun, and can allow for inventive mashups, but often the screepscraping scripts cause unnecessary load on the site's servers due to inconsiderate technique. This is an introduction to the art of compassionate screenscraping.

Deploying Django with Fabric

A look at how to manage deployment complexity with Django using Fabric. Something of a continuation on the post from yesterday.

Two-Faced Django Part 5: JQuery Ajax

12/11/2007

Moving along in the Two-Faced-Django series, we look at using JQuery for Ajax in the webapp portion of our program.

Two-Faced Django Part 1: Building a project that exists simultaniously on Facebook and the web

12/04/2007

The first article of an eight article series on using Django to create apps that exist simultaneously as independent web applications and as Facebook applications. This segment covers putting together our development setup.

Digg v4's Architecture and Development Processes

08/19/2012

Digg's fourth version isn't running anymore, but was an interesting system to work on. This article describes the system architecture, as well as the context behind those choices, and will hopefully be an interesting read for those scaling engineering teams and systems.

DjangoDash and Drinkfindr

09/04/2010

Luke and I competed in DjangoDash a few weeks ago, and hey, we actually finished a site.

Developing Software Oriented Architectures

02/17/2014

Having spent the last four years rolling out a handful of software oriented architectures, some lessons are finally coming together, and this is an attempt at documenting them.

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