Irrational Exuberance!

As-You-Type Slug Uniqueness Validation

September 26, 2008 This final entry in the Django, jQuery & Ajax series takes a look at implementing as-you-type validation for slug uniqueness. It's a bit briefer than the first three, but leaves the tutorial's Notes app with a bit of Ajax charm.

Layers of Authentication

September 25, 2008 This third entry in the Django, jQuery & Ajax series looks at the two layers of authentication (indicating authentication via the user interface, and performing authentication via the api and templates), and how to handle authentication in Ajaxy applications.

Custom Django Views for Happier Ajax

September 24, 2008 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.

Intro to Unintrusive JavaScript with Django

September 21, 2008 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.

Making Static Dynamic Again; AYM CMS

September 15, 2008 A few lines of code and a few minutes of refactoring and my previous blog post evolved into a full-fledged static content management system based on the Django templating system. It aims to facilitate the creation of complex static websites quickly and with minimal human effort. Welcome to AYM CMS.