Easing the transition to venv...
I gave a lightning talk at DjangoCon US 2018, asking people how their lives could be different if they changed "just one thing." I share some of my recovery story as told by my GitHub activity chart!
We can learn an important lesson about open-source contributions from the early space program.
We were lucky enough to host PGConf Philly 2018, the third year we've hosted the conference for PostgreSQL at The Wharton School. The event brought PostgreSQL enthusiasts from the east coast together for an afternoon of learning, sharing, and fun. Jim Mlodgenski started the event showing some trends in PostgreSQL growth; Philadelphia is the third largest local PG group, behind only New York and San Francisco. Yes, we're bigger than Chicago, Seattle, and Austin!
I've been helping run conferences for 15 wonderful years. It is time to step back.
Django offers support for SQL Server through the third-party database engine, django-pyodbc-azure. Here's an end-to-end set of instructions for the best practices for installing it in 2018.
Wagtail 2.0 has been released today, March 1st, 2018.
Bootstrap 4 provides some wonderful classes to use with various types of embedded content. In this post, I'll show how to use Wagtail's embed package to choose which Bootstrap CSS class to use in Django templates.
Here's a quick trick using the Python library pygments to enable pretty colors in your terminal when viewing source code. It detects which syntax highlighter to use by the file's extension.
There are many different methods of generating a PDF in Python (and therefore, Django), that I have been exploring over the past few days for a project. After looking through these, this one seems straightforward.