Showing 7 to 12 of 13 blog posts by Mark Lavin.

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From time to time we inherit code bases running outdated versions of Django and part of our work is to get them running a stable and secure version.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

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 comp... Read more

June 26, 2013

We manage a number of open source Django apps here at Caktus. While many of us here are proficient in a number of programming languages, the same can’t be said for our ability t... Read more

April 25, 2013