Working with the Django admin and legacy databases, pt.1

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 16, 2009 | Category: Django

This is most likely going to be at least a three-parter, and I'm not getting into any code samples in this first one. I just wanted to give some background into the project I'm working on, so feel free to skip ahead.

As of this writing, I'm working at a ...

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Generating seed data for PHPUnit tests

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 16, 2009 | Category: Python
I'm working on a pretty massive test harness for a custom framework extension - I won't bore anyone with the details, but I'm using PHPUnit, and for our particular implementation I needed to generate large numbers of XML files to seed a test database with about 80 tables. Two things ...

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Barbara Liskov wins Turing Award

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 11, 2009 | Category: Girl Geeks

This is about a month late, but I wanted to make some mention of it before too much time has passed.

In March, the news broke that Barbara Liskov was the winner of this year's Turing Award.

You may never have heard of the Turing Award, or indeed of ...

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Posting to the Twitter API on an admin change

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 07, 2009 | Category: Django

For context, I've been working on a project that involves submitted messages going through a manual review process - once they've been approved in the admin, each message should be posted to Twitter. My Twitter API script is over here, for reference.

I had originally thought I'd set up ...

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East Coast vs. West Coast - It's On

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 06, 2009 | Category: Django

Django Dash, "a chance for Django enthusiasts to flex their coding skills", is coming at the end of May. The idea is to give developers a weekend to build a site - any site - with high scores given to those that are the most polished at the end ...

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