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July 17, 2013
by Mark Lavin
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Factory Boy as an Alternative to Django Testing Fixtures

When testing a Django application you often need to populate the test database with some sample data. The standard Django TestCase has support for fixture loading but there are a number of problems with using fixtures:

  • First, they must be updated each time your schema changes.
  • Second, they force you ...

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July 15, 2013
by Colin Copeland
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Caktus is hiring a Design Visionary and User Experience Virtuoso with a Knack for Coding

Do your mornings usually consist of reading design blogs and drinking coffee? Are you obsessive about fonts? Are you constantly seeking out new inspiration to make your designs better? As a Front-End Developer + Designer at Caktus, you’ll be able to put your passion for design and development to work ...

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July 10, 2013
by Alex Lemann
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Caktus and Python Software Foundation Collaborate on PyCon 2014 in Montreal Site

Caktus is proud to be a part of the launch of the PyCon 2014 in Montreal website. We were delighted to be selected as this year’s partner for software development and brand updates. In the past, we've enjoyed working with the PSF as a collaborator for the Raspberry.io branding and development and are excited to help out with the PyCon website.

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June 26, 2013
by Mark Lavin
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MEDIA_ROOT and Django Tests

If you’ve ever written a test for a view or model with associated uploaded files you might have noticed a small problem with those files hanging around after the tests are complete. Since version 1.3, Django won’t delete the files associated with your model instances when they ...

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June 12, 2013
by Dan Poirier
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Making your Django app more pluggable

This blog post is about ways of doing things in your Django app, and pitfalls to avoid, so your app is easier to plug in to other sites.

Introduction

One of the most enticing promises of Django is that you’ll be able to add features to your site by ...

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