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When I first started working with Python in September 2009, I needed a good IDE. I quickly settled for Netbeans and I've been using it ever since, even though there are some things that really irritate me. But at least it works, and fits well in my...

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Yesterday I wrote an article comparing Django-CMS, FeinCMS and Mezzanine. One of the conclusions was that while Django-CMS is the best CMS on paper, I don't like its backend interface that much. I thought it would be a good idea to properly explain...

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When you need a content management system for Django, there is enough choice. Maybe even too much: the very helpful site djangopackages.com lists 13. Some are mature and very feature-complete, while others are barely more then a basic model and a...

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I need to build a content-based website for a client, in Django. Well, that's easy right? Pick one of the content management systems available, build some templates and css, and ta-da, done. Since I have used Django-CMS in previous projects, that...

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Okay, this website wasn't slow and will never need to serve 5000 pages per second, but hey, it's possible now! Oh right, and it was fun to play around with a nice caching system. Almost everything on mixedCase.nl needs to come from the database: the...

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I've been playing with the Beta release of Django 1.2 (get it here) and I love many of the new improvements. I'd like to list the best and biggest new features, and also some problems I encountered while using it. Smarter if tag I was already using...

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Or, “How to make Django even better then it already is”. Because it really isn't as bad as the title implies :) In my previous post Things I hate about Python and Django, I said that one of the things I “hate” about Django is its template language....

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I have been a PHP programmer for the last 9 years, and only in September of 2009 I switched to Python and the Django framework. While I really love the Python language and the Django framework (especially compared to something like the Zend PHP...

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In a project I am working on, I need to show a lot of graphs and charts. Together with the client we chose to use the Visualization API by Google, which provides a Python library, offers many different kinds of charts and very important: the data is...

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For a project I needed to create a Django model from a list of fields that were defined somewhere else. It took me hours to get this to work, so to save you the time, here is the solution: bc.. fields = ['field_a', 'field_b', 'field_c'] # the base...

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