One of the things I like best about Django is how easy its ORM makes it to work with databases. Too bad Django is only for web applications. Sure, you could deploy a Django app and then make use of it from a non-web application using a REST API, but ...Read more
Posts for category: Technical
I recently found a way to speed up a large data import far more than I expected.
The task was to read data from a text file and create data records in Django, and the naive implementation was managing to import about 55 records per second, which was going to ...Read more
Load testing a site with ApacheBench is fairly straight forward. Typically you'd just SSH to a machine on the same network as the one you want to test, and run a command like this:
ab -n 500 -c 50 http://my.web.server/path/to/page/
-n argument ...
Leading the second talk of our Caktus Lightning Talk Lunch series, Calvin Spealman presented on the Service Page API:
The Service Page API is a prototype and proof of concept to deliver a wide range of browser plugins across multiple browsers and to extend the APIs available to websites a ...Read more
We've been using RapidSMS, a Django-powered SMS framework, more and more frequently here at Caktus. It's evolved a lot over the past year-- from being reworked to feel more like a Django app, to merging the rapidsms-core-dev and rapidsms-contrib-apps-dev repositories into a single codebase (no more submodules!), to ...Read more