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July 14, 2014
by Alex Lemann
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July 2014 ShipIt Day Recap

This past Friday we celebrated another ShipIt day at Caktus. There was a lot of open source contribution, exploring, and learning happening in the office. The projects ranged from native mobile Firefox OS apps, to development on our automated server provisioning templates via Salt, to front-end apps aimed at using ...

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July 7, 2014
by Mark Lavin
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Tips for Upgrading Django

From time to time we inherit code bases running outdated versions of Django and part of our work is to get them running a stable and secure version. In the past year we've done upgrades from versions as old as 1.0 and we've learned a few lessons ...

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July 1, 2014
by Hao Nguyen
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O'Reilly Deal: 50% Off Lightweight Django

O'Reilly Media, the go-to source for technical books, just let us know that they're having a 50% off sale on pre-orders of Technical Director Mark Lavin's book,Lightweight Django. A great chance to get a sneak peek at the first three chapters!

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June 23, 2014
by Dan Poirier
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Getting Started Scheduling Tasks with Celery

Many Django applications can make good use of being able to schedule work, either periodically or just not blocking the request thread.

There are multiple ways to schedule tasks in your Django app, but there are some advantages to using Celery. It’s supported, scales well, and works well with ...

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February 5, 2014
by Alex Lemann
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Caktus Completes RapidSMS Community Coordinator Development for UNICEF

Colin Copeland, Managing Member at Caktus, has wrapped up work, supported by UNICEF, as the Community Coordinator for the open source RapidSMS project. RapidSMS is a text messaging application development library built on top of the Django web framework. It creates a SMS provider agnostic way of sending and receiving ...

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