Pages tagged with django

An Introduction to Django's Loose Coupling

07/22/2008

One of the most valuable parts of Django is its loose coupling philosophy . This means you can plug in your own pieces into the Django stack without fighting against the defaults. However, it can be a bit difficult to understand how to take advantage of the loose coupling philosophy when you are just getting started, and this series will attempt to erase that confusion.

Making Django Apps Run On and Off GAE

Here are some short snippets which examine how I modified django-springsteen to run on and off the Google App Engine without requiring external dependencies.

Customize site style by user with django-userskins

10/27/2008

This post briefly introduces the design decisions and usage of django-userskins, which is a pluggable Django application for facilitating users selecting skins for your site. For example, to let user A have a dark theme for your site, and user B have a light scheme. Supports cookie-only persistence as well as cookie-when-possible-database-as-last-resort persistence for skin preferences.

Choosing Between AuditTrail and Django-Rcsfield

10/15/2008

Marty Alchin pointed me in the direction of AuditTrail, and it is a really excellent solution to versioning model data. So excellent, that after experimenting with both AuditTrail and django-rcsfield that I felt strongly compelled to go with AuditTrail despite already having a (mostly) working implementation with django-rcsfield.

Polishing Up Our Django & BOSS Search Service

07/12/2008

This is a continuation to the first entry on using Django and Yahoo's BOSS Mashup Framework, and takes our search service from something very small and ugly to something that is fairly usable.

Installing a Development Deployment of LifeFlow, a Django Blog Solution

Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.

Implementing Threaded Comments in LifeFlow

01/04/2008

A brief discussion on implementing comments in LifeFlow.

Adding Social Bookmarking To a Django App

07/14/2007

Adding support for submitting your Django content to social bookmarking and news sites is a nice addition to any website. Here are my instructions for doing so, based on my experience of adding social support to this blog.

Two-Faced Django Part 3: Newforms

12/04/2007

Part three of the Two-faced Django series looks at using newforms for validation.

Deploying django-springsteen on Google App Engine

This articles covers the basics of creating a custom search vertical using django-springsteen and then deploying it on Google App Engine.

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