Most of the time, deployment sucks. Using a continuous integration app can help automate your deployments so you can focus on writing code and buildings things. In this post I’ll show you how to set up a basic Django project with CircleCI so that publishing your code is as simple as pushing to GitHub.
As of Django 1.9, there are a number of new permission mixins you can use with your views to make access control easier. One that isn’t included by default is a mixin allowing you to only permit users who have activated their account (
user.is_active = True)
Save yourself writing the same queries time and time again by creating a simple model manager with common queries for your generic foreign keys
This post outlines a simple Django app that allows the user to upload an image via an URL while making sure the image file is valid.
One of my most popular Stackoverflow answers is to a question regarding the confusion between static and media files in Django. This post elaborates on that theme.
In a previous post I outlined a sane folder structure for a new Django project. Since then Django 1.5 (and 1.6) has been released along with an updated default folder structure. This post goes through some further tips on keeping your django project layout sensible.
Sorl-thumbnail has a sensible crop function in the default engine, but sometimes you need a little more control over the results. This post provides a custom cropping PIL engine that can be used to return specific, i.e. from (x1, y1) to (x2, y2), cropped thumbnails
It’s very easy to generate URLs to your django models using
get_absolute_url(), but you can also use this pattern to just as easily create URLs to the admin page for your django models too. This post shows you how to make a
get_admin_url() model method that generates links to give you quick access to your admin.