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April 11, 2013
by Dan Poirier
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A helper script for runserver

This is a little shell script I save as rs, put on my path, and use as a shortcut to start the Django development server. It has several features that make me more productive...

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August 8, 2012
by Colin Copeland
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Thoughts after attending the UNICEF Rwanda mHealth Conference

This past July, I had the pleasure of attending the UNICEF Rwanda Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The conferences focus was on developing a comprehensive eHealth suite for numerous nations to implement.

Mobile technology is changing the landscape of public health in Africa, and SMS messaging is leading the way. Conference ...

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March 5, 2012
by Julia Elman
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Using LESS with Django

Lately, I’ve been working on creating a simplified work flow for my front end work here at Caktus. There are all sorts of new and helpful tools to optimize the creative process, allowing for faster iterations, and greater overall enjoyment.

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January 10, 2012
by Colin Copeland
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Configuring a Jenkins Slave

We're pretty avid testers here at Caktus and when one of our Django projects required upgrading to Python 2.7, we also needed to upgrade our Jenkins build environment. Luckily, Jenkins supports distributed builds to allow a master install to delegate tasks to slaves instances. This way we can ...

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December 29, 2011
by Dan Poirier
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Class-based views in Django 1.3

Django 1.3 added class-based views, but neglected to provide documentation to explain what they were or how to use them. So here's a basic introduction.

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