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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PDF downloads in Django

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 07, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
Django is really good at serving up dynamic content.

So generating a PDF dynamically from your data is easy:

http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/outputting_pdf/

But a download of a static PDF file? Not so much:

http://www.stuvel.eu/pdfdownload



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The stuff they don't tell you about session data and the Test Client

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 07, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
This article just saved me what I'm sure would have been a few hours of work/banging my head on the keyboard and a massive testing-related migraine:

The Test Client Session [dougblog.com]

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User groups and group permissions in newforms admin

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 06, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django
If you follow strictly Brian Rosner's screencast on converting to newforms-admin, you'll find you suddenly end up with an admin site that takes away User and Group (permissions) editing options. That's no slight against Brian, believe me - it's a great screencast, and I wouldn't have been able to ...

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I'm going to DjangoCon!

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 31, 2008 | Updated: Sep 09, 2008 | Category: Django DjangoCon
In like Flynn
    "To be quickly and/or emphatically successful."
I was up at 4-fricking-30 this morning, on the off chance that I might be able to get in on the first round of DjangoCon tickets to be released into the wild. I didn't have high hopes - I figured ...

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