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How to make a Django ForeignKey optional

Oct 06 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Rachel's Knowledge Base under tags  django

Looks like you need to have both blank=True and null=True to make a ForeignKey optional in a django model…

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Vancouver Python User Group Talk on Python Web Frameworks (Django, Turbogears) - October 3, 2006

Sep 27 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at David Grant under tags  django python pyz turbogears vancouver

Vancouver's Python and Zope User Group will be having a talk on Python web frameworks, ie. Django and Turbogears at their upcoming meeting on October 3rd. I'm looking forward to learning about web frameworks in general a bit more and perhaps what differentiates them from each other and from Ruby on Rails.


Django me again, baby!

Sep 14 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Deadly Bloody Serious under tags  django

I know, I know: I haven’t written about Django for a while. Nor am I this time, really, except to note that I’m still a Subversion novice and have screwed up my vendor branch strategy. I’ll get back to it, though, honest. All I need is some Copious Spare Time… In other news: if you [...]

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Django me again, baby!


Pro Django: Web Development Done Right

Sep 01 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Nuno Mariz

Pro Django: Web Development Done Right
The first book about Django was released is available for pre-order at amazon. The authors are Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss, both involved in the project. This book will definitively be my next buy.
The first part of the book introduces Django fundamentals like installation and configuration. You’ll learn about creating the components that power a Django-driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, like outputting non-HTML content (such as RSS feeds and PDFs), plus caching and user management. The third part serves as a detailed reference to Django’s many configuration options and commands. The book even includes seven appendixes for looking up configurations options and commands. In all, this book provides the ultimate tutorial and reference to the popular Django framework.


Django on Dreamhost: An adventure

Sep 01 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at zerokspot.com

Somehow Dreamhost’s server setup must be really strange … For the last 4 hours I tried setting up a dummy Django project on Dreamhost using basically a combination of the tutorial in the Dreamhost WIKI and the tutorial on Djangoproject.com for using Django with FastCGI … but first things first: At home I’m using a prefix setup for all Python libraries I’m using including Django which seems to work quite well … at home.


No explicity expiring cache in Django?

Aug 28 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at zerokspot.com

For the last couple of days I’ve been playing around a little bit with Django, a RubyOnRails like webframework written in Python. Sure, you can compare it to RoR if you want, but in my opinion it has enough unique features to set it apart from the Ruby framework. One thing I’m so far missing though from Django is some of the caching functionality from RoR. Django offers 3 types of caching (from what I’ve learned so far):


Extend Django’s database API to include full-text search

Aug 17 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Django whitepapers News

Here we will introduce Django's database API, and demonstrate its flexibility by extending it to support MySQL's full-text search capabilities.


Extend Django’s database API to include full-text search

Aug 17 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Django whitepapers News

Here we will introduce Django's database API, and demonstrate its flexibility by extending it to support MySQL's full-text search capabilities.


Extend Django’s database API to include full-text search

Aug 17 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Django whitepapers News

Here we will introduce Django's database API, and demonstrate its flexibility by extending it to support MySQL's full-text search capabilities.


Stockphoto 0.2 released

Aug 13 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Prosthetic Conscience

I got impatient and decided to go ahead and release version 0.2 of stockphoto . This version introduces no new ...


Any Django People Coming To LinuxWorld?

Aug 11 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at devurandom.org

Anyone working on/with or just interested in Django coming to LinuxWorld? If so, let me know and we'll see about an informal meetup.


Django is the favourite of Guido van Rossum

Aug 08 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Nuno Mariz

Django Project

Guido van Rossum said in the latest FLOSS Weekly podcast:

My personal favorite -- and I expect that that will remain a personal favorite for a long time -- is something named Django. ... I highly recommend it.
Django has been my tool for a new project of mine, has been worth it the time spent learning Django and Python(right now my personal favourite programming language). Django preferred setup is Apache with mod_python, this has make my choice easier because I've been always using Apache with PHP. If you want to give it a try(I recommend it), read the Part 1 of the tutorial. And if you have doubts about performance, read this.


Django .95 Is Here!

Jul 30 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at devurandom.org

Yes, Django .95 has just been released. For those who don't run off SVN trunk, there will be some upgrade issues. Read Removing The Magic on the Django wiki carefully. The changes to Django are well worth any upgrade inconvenience. And some things are just plain easier to get done post magic removal, as I found out this week back-porting a Google site map generator app I wrote while running from SVN.

Congratulations to Adrian, Jacob, and all who contribute code for the release!


Acknowledging the Mobile Web with Django

Jul 26 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at Matt Croydon under tags  django mobile python

I was reading up on HowToProvideAlternateViewsForMobileDevices on the Rails wiki this morning and couldn’t help but notice how much easier it is to set up a mobile version of a Django site. At World Online we have stripped-down barebones no frills “all we want are the facts ma’am” versions of all of our sites. They […]


Django/AJAX Beating

Jul 05 2006 [Archived Version] □ Published at devurandom.org

James Bennett is taking a bit of a beating for his Django/AJAXsuggestions. A lot of the criticism is unmerited Rails envy, I imagine. Rails has RJS — great! Django is not Rails.

If you want to build more than toy apps, you'll need something more sophisticated than these little server-side helper functions. And if you just want partial page updates or DHTML UI tricks, any JavaScript toolkit can make this quick and painless for you.

I also don't see why when someone says "Django's AJAX support shouldn't look like RJS," people hear, "Django isn't going to include AJAX support." AJAX, for all it's usefulness as a term, is used in many different ways. I think the confusion in this case is due to the same word being used to mean two completely different things.


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