Blog posts by Mark Lavin | Caktus Group

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The Django 1.8 release added support for complex query expressions. The documentation has some nice examples but they don't do justice to how crazy awesome these are. In this p... Read more

June 20, 2016

We are excited to announce the creation of a pilot program for open source contributions here at Caktus Group. This program is inspired by the Django Software Foundation’s fello... Read more

August 6, 2015

I had the opportunity to give a webcast for O’Reilly Media during which I encountered a presenter’s nightmare: a broken demo. Worse than that it was a test failure in a presenta... Read more

June 8, 2015

From time to time we inherit code bases running outdated versions of Django and part of our work is to get them running a stable and secure version.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 ... Read more

July 7, 2014

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 c... Read more

October 2, 2013

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... Read more

July 17, 2013