django-filebrowser and grapelli

Django-grappelli provides a revamp of the existing Django admin look and feel. In itself, it simply makes your site look better—you’ll need this in case a site also needs to provide admin access to the product owner. For this case, however, we’re using Grappelli as a dependency for django-filebrowser. Django-filebrowser …

django-articles and DISQUS

Django-articles (articles) is a fully-featured blog engine. This is useful for those who wish to set up a blog that’s tightly coupled to an existing site, or those who simply wish to have their own Django-based blog or public blog site. Django-articles has recently moved from the in-house django.contrib.comments onto …

django-sorting

There is also an easy way to sort tabular data this time using django-sorting (https://github.com/directeur/django-sorting). Setup is described in the project’s readme and is as simple as putting the app in your installed apps and middleware and adding the request template context processor. After that, it’s as simple as this: …

Showpy Episode 4: South

South, the Django database migration tool, has been critical for recent projects. Ryan put together this presentation so we can better understand it.  The Q and A’s at the end are also helpful to those new to South.

Showpy Episode 1: Fabric

This week Ryan guides us through Fabric, a Python tool to stream SSH commands to remote servers for various administration tasks.  It allowed Ryan to deploy for his client in under 2 minutes, compared to about 30 minutes before the use of Fabric. Thanks for watching this Python Fabric screencast …