My super-lame DjangoCon 2008 wrap-up

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 09, 2008 | Updated: Sep 10, 2008 | Category: Django DjangoCon
So many other people have so much more to say about DjangoCon than I will, I'm afraid. While everyone else was busy liveblogging the thing, I was actually present, paying attention, being 'in the now'. So I didn't take notes for later, but I do have a lot of ...

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DjangoCon ... the official wrap-up post will have to wait until later

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 07, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
I went, and it was awesome. Got to meet lots of wonderful people (and finally got to put faces to a lot of familiar names). Got exposure to a lot of great work that other people are doing in (and for) Django. But I am one tired chickadee now. (Okay, ...

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Custom template tags in Django

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 15, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
In various places in my project's site navigation, I need to be able to include dynamic content. For example, there will be a sidebar on the left that should always show a list of categories, with each one linking to its respective category page. A pretty common need on most ...

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ooh, I really could have used this last week

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 11, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
I love it when I'm re-reading a page in the Django documentation, and, suddenly, out of the blue, something appears that I swear was not there last week. I spent so much time last week beating my head against a wall (figuratively speaking), trying to come up with ways ...

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A terrific Django podcast

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 08, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
I'm generally of the opinion that any podcast needs to stay around the 20-minute mark to be effective - in this short-attention-span world, anything longer than that tends to lose my interest and gets bumped from the subscription list faster than you can say "Nano". Michael Trier is doing a ...

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