Posts by Frank Wiles

Frank Wiles

Pro-Tip - Nullable DRF FloatFields and Javascript

Sometimes you want your FloatFields to be nullable, but your JS code isn't quite smart enough to handle it.

Frank Wiles

Pro-Tip - Helpful Shell alias to git repo root

I created a simple `r` shell alias that will take me to the root of the current git repository. As this is a common thing I need to do on my Mac BookPro when I've been exploring deep into a code base and now need to run some command at the root.

Frank Wiles

Keeping Django Models Ordered

How to smartly keep a set of Django ORM objects in order for drag-n-drop like situations.

Frank Wiles

pytest support for django-test-plus

django-test-plus has long been a useful helper library with Django. Now we've added some simple pytest fixture support to make it even more useful!

Frank Wiles

Today I Learned - Testing import file mismatch

Ran into a weird error with coverage, pytest, and Travis today and wanted to document an easy fix when you get a 'import file mistmatch' error from pip packages you do not control.

Frank Wiles

Check This Out - Optimized Python

Smaller and faster Python 3.6.x images for you to take advantage of.

Frank Wiles

Pro-Tip - Python 3 run command over SSH

Sometimes you just need to run a command on a remote host with ssh and Python 3 without any real fuss. Here is the simplest way we have found to do that and retrieve the output. 

Frank Wiles

Pro-Tip - Python: atexit

Python's atexit handler is one of those things people should use more often.  Some developers aren't even aware that it exists and that makes me sad. 

Frank Wiles

Pro-Tip - Python 12-factor apps with envparse

Getting your configuration from the system environment for your Python and/or Django apps is often the best way to provide security and flexibility. envparse makes it easy. 

Frank Wiles

Django Birthday: Recap

Our recap of the Django's 10th Birthday Party

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