Tag archive for "django"

Stable django deployments without downtime

This post describes a deployment and maintenance method for Django projects that was designed with scalability in mind. The goal is to push new releases into production at any moment with minimal or no downtime. Upgrades can be performed with unprivileged access to the production server, and rollbacks are possible. I use Gunicorn, Fabric and Supervisord in the examples. more

Wagtail and Streamfields

Django was always great for developers out of the box, but creating friendly admin interfaces was always a little too much work. This post explains why I now consider using Wagtail to make this task easier. more

Migrating Django projects with fixtures

When migrating a Django project it's often useful to work with the built-in dumpdata and loaddata management commands. However, this can easily lead to errors like django.db.utils.IntegrityError: Problem installing fixture Could not load foo.Bar(pk=ba): (1062, "Duplicate entry for key 'app_label'"). Such errors indictate that a similar object already exists in ... more

RuntimeError: App registry isn't ready yet

The upcoming Django 1.7 has many interesting and welcomed changes. One of them is an update to how applications are loaded. The relase notes also mention potential problems with these changes. I ran into RuntimeError: App registry isn't ready yet while using the self-contained tests approach, but the fix is ... more

Django-filter and custom querysets

Django-filter is a powerful tool, but the documentation is a little sparse. If you want to see examples of custom Filters you have to dive into the source code. I recently wanted to add a filter for methods on a custom QuerySet. Unlike custom managers, custom QuerySets allow you to ... more

Using django-tables2, django-filter and django-crispy-forms together

Using django-tables2, django-filter and django-crispy-forms together I was recently working on a very CRUDy prototype and decided to use some Django applications and tools together I hadn't combined yet: Django-tables2, an excellent application that allows you to quickly build tables Django-filter for easy filtering Django-crispy-forms for easy form creation A view that uses all three apps ... more

Video and image sitemaps in Django

I recently added a sitemap to a site with many images and videos. Having the media files in the sitemap helps search engines to index them. I hadn't done this with Django before, so here are some notes. If you're not familiar with sitemaps in Django check out the official ... more

Django Webmaster Verification

Today I have released version 0.2.1 of django-webmaster-verification. I never took the time to write a post about it, so here you go. The Django application helps to quickly register with various webmaster tools like: Google Webmaster Tools Bing Webmaster Tools Yandex Webmaster Tools Majestic SEO Alexa These tools can ... more

Another scoop of Django testing

Two scoops of Django is a good book, and I recommend it to anyone who's working with Django. So when I finally got around to using travis-ci I turned to the packaging and testing chapters, but couldn't find anything that would really help me. Travis is a continuous integration service ... more

Values instance has no attribute 'default_reference_context'

I was just editing some reStructuredText content for my website when Django threw a strange error at me. Values instance has no attribute 'default_reference_context' What was really bizarre is that exactly the same rst content could be published as HTML just fine in a test script: from docutils.core import publish_parts ... more