Django

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Django is a high-level Python web framework - read on to learn more!

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    Angular API Calls with Django, Part 2: Building the Micro-Blog App

    This is the second part of a two-part series exploring the use of the Angular 6 HttpClient to make API calls against a Django back-end using Django Rest Framework.

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    Hackathon 2018: Kegerator 2—Revenge of the Flowmeter

    If you’re going to spend two long days frying a Raspberry Pi and fiddling with (very) finicky electronics, is there any better way to do it than surrounded by beer?

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    Angular API Calls with Django: Authentication with JWT

    Curious about how to make API calls with Angular 6 and the HttpClient service? This tutorial will show you some techniques for building a decoupled micro-blogging application using Angular 6 and the Django Rest Framework (DRF). Along the way, we will learn the following:

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    Django 2.0 - Is your project ready?

    Django 2.0 is in beta now. It's expected to be released in December 2017. The question remains, is the rest of the world going to be ready? Let's take a look at the history of Django versions and see why this might not be as tough of an upgrade as you might expect.

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    Hosting Django sites with Apache

    Django is a fantastic, powerful web development framework. It's great for development, but hosting it can be a bit of a puzzle. WSGI? Daemon mode? What's going on here?

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    URL Routing for a Decoupled App, with Angular 2 and Django

    Lately, I have worked on a few projects where a single-page Angular app is contained within a site built on a server-side framework like Django. One of the challenges is to get their URLs to play nicely together.

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    Instant reload with Django, NPM, and Browsersync

    Here at Metal Toad, we are starting to use NPM as a task runner to automate our development processes. This tutorial shows how to automate CSS compilation and instantly reload the browser when files change.

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    Creating a Custom Glossary Filter in Django

    The Scenario You have a project that has lists of data and you need to have a way for users to filter the list by the first letter of the title/name/etc. This is commonly referred to as Glossary Filtering and can be a bit trickier than you'd think to do well.

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    Metal Toad and Kapow Launch Ken Burns America

    Ken Burns America launched this week on the PBS.org website. In partnering with Kapow, Metal Toad took on the task of modifying and patching the NotreDAM Digital Asset Manager to meet the content repository and asset management goals of the project. From there, we created a lightweight client API to expose NotreDAM's data to the project's Django-based websites, built "NotreDAM Light", an asset browser for Django, integrataed Solr for search, and assisted with SEO and Django app development tasks.

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    What I Learned Today: Django model_to_dict and Missing Fields

    This was actually a couple weeks ago, but it is still fresh enough in my memory that I find it interesting and therefore worth sharing. Background I had a Django Model that looked something like this:

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