Working with the Django admin and legacy databases, pt.3

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 01, 2009 | Category: Django

Part 1 | Part 2

After you've run inspectdb and done all your syncing and basic admin setup, take a peek at the models you generated - depending on the state of your legacy db, you've probably wound up with something that looks like this (column names have ...

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Working with the Django admin and legacy databases, pt.2

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 26, 2009 | Category: Django

By this time, I'm several weeks into the project and it's time to get you all caught up - let's see if I can break this down into digestable bites.

(Btw, don't expect it to you take this long - this isn't an officially sanctioned work project for me, so ...

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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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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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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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