Kevin Stone

Generate Your Tests

October 12, 2015

When testing your application, you'll often come across the need to test that your application behaves correct across a range of inputs or…

Django Model Descriptors

November 26, 2014

How we can use Python Descriptors to create enhanced Django model fields that better encapsulate their functionality. This will help keep our code more modular and reusable and well as cleaner and more maintainable.

ElasticSearch Bliss with ElasticUtils

December 30, 2013

While Django Haystack remains the go to recommendation for adding simple search indexing to your Django sites, you can quickly outgrow the…

Getting Started with Django Rest Framework and AngularJS

October 02, 2013

A ReSTful API is becoming a standard component of any modern web application. The Django Rest Framework is powerful framework for developing…

Batteries Included Django

July 16, 2013

A key benefit to using Python and/or Django for your next project, is the wealth of high quality 3rd party libraries that can help accelerate your development. Python has a rich ecosystem of 3rd party libraries including often offical bindings for an external service. This offers you significant tools to building rich, complex systems based on the available open source solutions. Django's popularity and architecture provides the opportuntiy to find many existing solutions to common problems. For education and discussion, I thought it would be helpful to enumerate the many libraries we currently use on Subblime to leverage the power of of the Python/Django ecosystem. A what's in our toolbox sort of post.

Django Model Behaviors

May 12, 2013

How do we manage the growing complexity of our Django models? Leverage the behavior pattern to keep them compartmentalized into discrete reusable functionality.

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