RevSys Blog

November 4th, 2010

Two new Django classes: deployment and the ecosystem

Want to buff up your Django chops? Learn some cool new tricks for the new year? You should come to one of my new Django classes next month! I'll be teaching two new one-day classes, both of which evolved from common questions we get here at Revsys. Each class is going to be offered twice, once in LA and once in Boston.

For the impatient here are some links and quick info:

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November 2nd, 2010

Open "Office Hours"

We've been wanting to try this for awhile, but have been too busy to actually try it out until now. Jacob Kaplan-Moss and I will be holding open "office hours" this Friday November 5th between 1-3 PM CDT in IRC. Come join us in #revsys on freenode and pick our brains. Or just come to listen and learn.

The concept is pretty simple, Jacob and I (and likely many other knowledgeable Djangonauts) will be ...

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August 26th, 2010

Centralized logging for fun and profit!

Setting up a centralized log server using syslog isn't as hard as many may believe. Whether it's logs from Apache, nginx, email services, or even from your own Python applications having a central log server gives you many benefits:

Benefits to a centralized logs

  • Reduces disk space usage and disk I/O on core servers that should be busy doing something else. This is especially true if you want to log all queries ...

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July 6th, 2010

Investing in Yourself - A review of Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging by Karen M. Tracey

Packt Publishing recently asked me to read and review Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging and I have to admit I really enjoyed reading this book. Often I find myself debating whether or not to purchase a new development book. I'm usually thinking "If I spend $XX.XX on this book, will I really learn anything worth that much?". Especially considering most answers are a few Google searches away. I can happily attest this ...

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February 16th, 2010

Early registration for our Advanced Django class ends soon

Early registration ends Friday for the March Advanced Django Class I'm teaching, so if you're planning on coming, you should sign up soon!

I'm really excited about this class: we'll get to dive really deep into the good parts of Django. We'll cover all sorts of advanced usage of Django's APIs, spend a bunch of time playing with all the cool stuff out there in the Django ecosystem, and ...

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