RevSys Blog

March 23rd, 2011

Django 1.3 is out - time to upgrade!

Nearly a year in the making, Django 1.3 is now shipping. It includes a ton of bugfixes along with a bunch of major new features:

  • Class-based views.
  • Better support of Python’s logging tools.
  • A new tool to help with handling static files.
  • Greatly improved testing utilities via the unittest2 library.
  • Configurable on-delete behavior.
  • And more!

To help people get a jump on upgrading, I'll be holding a webinar next week. We'll ...

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February 7th, 2011

The big secret project I've been working on...

With the official press release out the door, I can finally start talking about the project that has been consuming most of my time for the last several months!

StoryMarket is an online system for making finding, buying, selling and sharing content a la carte easy. It's primarily focused towards journalists and the news industry, but we expect there to be a large contingent of bloggers and other new media content creators from all ...

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January 31st, 2011

Giving Back to the Community

We're big fans of open source, so we like to give back to the community whenever we can. Having a strong community is actually personally and professionally selfish: a vibrant community not only helps ensure we keep getting to eat on a regular basis, but it also means there is more useful code available for us to use.

Neither Jacob nor myself would be in the position we're in if it wasn't ...

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December 31st, 2010

2010: A Year in Review

2010 was a great year for RevSys and for Jacob and I, both personally and professionally. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Jacob gave a ton of training classes around the US in cities such as NYC, Boston, Los Angles, and Atlanta. Between his training schedule and speaking engagements he managed to log close to 60,000 miles of travel hitting 31 cities in 4 countries this year. I'd list links to all of ...

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November 7th, 2010

Office hours transcript posted

We held our first open "office hours" this past Friday, November 5th. We've taken the IRC transcript, organized and cleaned it up a bit, and posted it online for those who couldn't make it.

We had about fifty people show in IRC where they asked questions on a wide variety of topics including deployment, NoSQL, cloud computing, and contributing to Django. It was a blast! A few of my favorite questions:

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