Chicago Django/Python Blog - Imaginary Landscape
April 09, 2013 9:51 a.m.
Upgrades: Making the Jump from Django Old to Django New
Sometimes we are faced with the challenge of upgrading old Django-based projects. The task can be daunting, as a lot has happened in Django within the last few years. Since Django 1.1.1, Django has been through 15 micro releases and 4 minor releases. The term "minor" seems deceptive as a lot of changes occur between Django 1.x and 1.[x+1]. The ideal situation would be to incrementally keep one's Django application up to date as new releases are issued; that's not always possible for ...
Updated 04/09/13 @ 09:51AM CDT by jjasinski0 Comments
August 08, 2012 12:37 p.m.
Here at Imaginary, a number of our client sites make use of the excellent Django-CMS which provides CMS pages that can be populated with a variety of content plugins. This allows client faculty to manage content on CMS-specific pages without the continued involvement by our production staff. This is pretty handy. However, a problem with this system arises when a single page needs both CMS editable content and traditional Django view logic. For a long time I wished that CMS supported a way for me to embed arbitrary CMS content on non-CMS pages. This would allow me to control the ...
Updated 08/08/12 @ 12:37PM CDT by dlacewell
July 24, 2012 10:18 a.m.
I'm happy to report that the DjangoCon schedule has been announced and we have two presentations that made the cut.
Joe Jasinski will be making the solo presentation, "So You Want to Make a Payment: Comparing and contrasting Django payment options" which will introduce and compare some common payment gateway options, such as Payflow, Authorize.net, Stripe, and Braintree, with the focus of integrating them into Django projects.
In addition, Joe will be teaming up with me for the presentation, "Under the Microscope: Evaluating Existing Django Code When Onboarding a New Client" which will describe our process for evaluating ...
Updated 07/24/12 @ 10:18AM CDT by brian
September 21, 2011 12:37 p.m.
GeoDjango is fairly well documented on the Django website. My aim with this walkthrough is to reduce the Django documentation to a simple set of steps that will quickly get you started experimenting with GeoDjango. As a result, some of the initial steps are summarized from the Django site with only slight modifications to fit the circumstances ...
Updated 09/21/11 @ 12:37PM CDT by jjasinski
August 29, 2011 9:47 a.m.
This article aims to highlight some of the admin customizations that I find particularly useful when trying to make the admin more than just a data browsing tool. If you’d like to follow along with this tutorial, you may view the associated, fully-functional Django Application at github: https://github.com/imagescape/chicagodjango-demo1. The purpose of this application is simply to demonstrate ...
Updated 08/29/11 @ 09:47AM CDT by jjasinski
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