This is the second part in the Django, jQuery & Ajax tutorial series, and takes a look at improving our first stab at Ajaxy functionality with something a bit... how shall we put it... less awful, by using custom Django views to respond to Ajax requests.
This is a short overview of how I used Nginx to redirect from content on my old WordPress blog to my new Django blog. (New purely in a relative sense.)
This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This article looks at implementing a Django middleware that injects Googlel Analytics tracking into pages.
A quick look at how to use Django (and specifically the development server) as a proxy to remove some pain in your life when developing static media changes to an existing site quickly.
Over the weekend I needed to create a slightly complex static website, and decided to make a go at using Django templates to build it. I was not disappointed.
In the second part of this series we put together our models for this project, and also introduce the Django testing framework.
For the past few days I have been working out this project in my head, and I finally sat down this morning to finish the implementation. django_monetize is a pluggable Django application for easily using a diverse array of monetization techniques in your Django project, and also for targeting different ads/monetization options based on the viewer and page content.
I spent a bit of time this evening writing a template filter for Django that accepts a string of code (and optionally the name of the Pygments lexer to use for highlighting) and returns the code nicely syntax colored. A simple but slightly helpful addition to your templating arsenal.
A meandering story about creating a simple if-else derivative template tag that matches arbitrary values against regular expressions instead of matching boolean values.
A look at the advantages and disadvantages of using Django with the Google App Engine. Touches on the GAE platform itself, as well as looking at areas where ported Django projects will have to be adapted to the App Engine's unique environment.
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