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October 2, 2013
by Mark Lavin
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Skipping Test DB Creation

We are always looking for ways to make our tests run faster. That means writing tests which don't preform I/O (DB reads/writes, disk reads/writes) when possible. Django has a collection of TestCase subclasses for different use cases. The common TestCase handles the fixture loading and the ...

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September 18, 2013
by Tobias McNulty
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Central logging in Django with Graylog2 and graypy

Django's logging configuration facilities, which arrived in version 1.3, have greatly eased (and standardized) the process of configuring logging for Django projects. When building complex and interactive web applications at Caktus, we've found that detailed (and properly configured!) logs are key to successful and efficient debugging. Another ...

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September 2, 2013
by Alex Lemann
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Caktus Participates in DjangoCon 2013

Caktus is happy to be involved in this year’s DjangoCon hosted in Chicago.  We are pumped about the great lineup of speakers and can’t wait to see some of our old friends as well as meet some new folks. Beyond going to see the wonderful talks, Caktus is ...

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August 14, 2013
by Vinod Kurup
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Raspberry IO open sourced

Back in March, at PyCon 2013, the PSF provided each attendee with a Raspberry Pi, a tiny credit-card sized computer meant to be paired with the Python programming language. The power and portability of the Raspberry Pi has stimulated an explosion of interest among hobbyists and educators. Their uses seem ...

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August 7, 2013
by Tobias McNulty
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Migrating to a Custom User Model in Django

The new custom user model configuration that arrived in Django makes it relatively straightforward to swap in your own model for the Django user model. In most cases, Django's built-in User model works just fine, but there are times when certain limitations (such as the length of the email ...

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