Scheduling Periodic Tasks with Celery 2.3.3 and Django 1.4

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 17, 2013 | Category: Django

There are going to be times in the life of your application when you'll need to perform tasks - making requests to APIs, sending emails, or storing large amounts of data, for example. To do that, you'll most likely want to implement some sort of job queue - that is, ...

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Farewell, Malcolm

Posted by: barbara | Date: Mar 19, 2013 | Category: Django Python

Following an amazing week at PyCon, I woke up this morning to discover that I'd lost a good friend, and that the Python community has lost one of its most brilliant minds.

Details are still unclear, but Malcolm Tredinnick passed away this past weekend, apparently as the result of ...

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Batch Image Upload with Drag & Drop in the Django Admin

Posted by: barbara | Date: Feb 12, 2013 | Category: Django Django 1.3

The assignment: Find a way to implement batch image uploads in the Django admin using a drag and drop interface. For the record, we're using jQuery 1.8, and Bootstrap for some of the styling. Temporary files are being posted to S3, using boto (for more information: http://boto.s3.amazonaws.com/s3_tut.html), while the ...

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Community Contributions: A Follow-Up

Posted by: barbara | Date: Dec 04, 2012 | Category: Django DjangoCon Girl Geeks PyCon Python

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about contributing to community. A month later, that post was republished by the folks at Red Hat, in their online magazine OpenSource.com. When that article went up, I had a chance to read through it again and realized that ...

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PyLadies Has Arrived In Longhorn Country!

Posted by: barbara | Date: Nov 26, 2012 | Category: Django Girl Geeks Python

Austin, Texas, known for its live music scene and hosting of the annual music and technology festival SXSW, is also home to a vibrant startup and programming community.

Local Pythonistas are numerous enough to justify two separate meetup groups - one focused on web development, and a second centered around ...

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