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Maintain froneEnd code in django application [on hold]

I will be soon be working on a Django application. I will be handling all the front-end code. I am new to MVX patterns and still learning. I am good with its concepts but havn't really made anything ...
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How to secure a Django application's source code?

I have developed a Django application for a company. Now I am about to ship it to my customer. After reading through online articles and books, I understood that securing the source code of any web ...
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Should I stick with flask or port to Django? [on hold]

I started my project with flask and mongodb for the purposes of rapid prototyping. I love flask/mongodb and have been successful with it so far. At this point, my application is growing in complexity. ...
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How does key-based caching work?

I recently read an article on the 37Signals blog and I'm left wondering how it is that they get the cache key. It's all well and good having a cache key that includes the object's timestamp (this ...
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Front-end structure of large scale Django project

Few days ago, I started to work in new company. Before me, all front-end and backend code was written by one man (oh my...). As you know, Django app contains two main directories for front-end: ...
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Decoupling Server and Client using REST API

I was thinking about how I can decouple a web-application completely into a server-side and a client-side component. I want to decouple the app to the extent that I can host both components on ...
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Django REST + Backbone/Ember/Angular Implementation Method

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10941249/separate-rest-json-api-server-and-client In light of this post, I wanted to ask questions regarding Django and specifically the implementation methods of ...
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Django web app with websockets

I want to make a web service using Django, but that also has websocket functionality. Having done a bit of reading, this is the tech stack that I'm looking at: --------------------------------- ...
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How can I convince my client that the task was complex and the time I took is fair?

I am the single programmer working on a website handling both frontend and backend. Recently in my task list I have to provide a social news feed (activities among friends) which should summarize ...
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Merge two different API calls into One

I have two different apps in my django project. One is "comment" and an other one is "files". A comment might save some file attached to it. The current way of creating a comment with attachments is ...
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Using a web framework as python GUI

If I built some useful piece of python code to e.g. scrape a website or to calculate something big, at some point I might want to add a GUI to my project. For this I could use Tk, Qt, Pygame or any ...
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Extending user registration in Django site that uses both site admin tables and my own module?

I'm writing a Django site that registers a particular type of user and this is done by the resources that come with the framework, the site administration. The issue: I'd like to create a new model ...
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REST API at backend and MVC Javascript framework at client side

I am building an online social network. I have finished writing RESTful API service using Django. This will return only JSON response (No HTML will be generated from server side) so that this JSON ...
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Database design/relationship for threading messages

What's the database design or business logic for creating an app for messaging between users? I am having difficulties with choosing how to approach the relationship between each Conversation of User ...
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What could be the Model Layer when consuming Web-Services and no Database in Django?

I'm using Django as an application framework and it only needs to consume web services (no need to have traditional Django Models and the related ORM). In this case, since Django is a variant on the ...
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How my website should use its own API?

Im building small web-service which will provide my users with data through API. Also, some data will be available right on my website. The question is about how to use my own API? Should my website ...
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Handling table name collisions in Django

Django creates a table name by joining the app label with the model name. A project can have many apps. If two have the same label, how can both be used in the same database? I'm currently using very ...
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Architecture design for a web application that runs SSH connections to remote servers

This is a followup to my question here. I have to make a web GUI for a library that manages remote clusters via SSH. The main point is that this library spawns threads and subprocesses (Popen) ...
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Notify players every x seconds in a multiplayer game

I'm working on a realtime multiplayer game using Django and gevent-socketio, I'm facing some issues: I need to send an update of the game state to connected players every X seconds (~4 seconds), so ...
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Multiple sites with the same codebase in Python

I am trying to run a large amount of sites which share about 90% of their code. They are simply designed to query an API and return the results. They will have a common userbase / database but will be ...
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Do I need a database to implement AJAX functionality for my app?

I am new to the construction and design of a web app so I'd like some advice please (Django is my framework). I'm trying to code up a "how-to" website instructing users the step-by-step process for ...
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Best practices when dealing with lots of empty table columns?

I have a schema that allows for multiple post types in my Django project (kinda like Tumblr). Users can make Posts of different types. One of those types is a photo, which I'll want the EXIF data for. ...
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Unit testing in Django

I'm really struggling to write effective unit tests for a large Django project. I have reasonably good test coverage, but I've come to realize that the tests I've been writing are definitely ...
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Web app outgrowing current framework

I have quite a bit of experience with using Django for websites and so when I started a new project I naturally chose to use Django for it. Everything went well for a time but now the application is ...
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Should model / table names be as generic as possible?

When naming a model, should the name be as generic as possible-- even if that won't be the name displayed to users? For example let's imagine a Django model for liking another user's posts. Does it ...
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How to dynamically add new posts once they are created

I am trying to design an application where users can make posts with Django on the backend. Right now I have to refresh the page with JavaScript every 20 or 30 seconds to check for new posts that ...
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Should I learn a web framework(python)? [closed]

I'm learning Python, and I wanted to advance my skills a bit further so I decided to learn django, then moved on to Flask before realizing that I was having difficulties understanding the very concept ...
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How to properly understand django framework? [duplicate]

I have decent knowledge of php, i.e., I can take a framework, read its code and if the docs are adequate, understand what its doing. Main reason for that is that php is actually a very easy language ...
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How to create different paths for users to take through the pages in my site?

I have a website where users are directed to go through a sequence of pages to perform a sequence of work tasks (transcribe a paragraph, answer a survey, interact with another user, etc). For short, ...
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One to Many Relationship Django

let say I want my User model to have only one location and my Post model to have many location. How Do I design the model? This is what I have in mind so far. Is this going to work? Do I need to ...
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Learning Django by example

When I first started learning Android, I found a fantastic series of YouTube videos by Marakana that stepped through building a Twitter clone. It walked me through all the steps and thus explained to ...
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Python, magic and objects that add attributes to its owner

Let me start with a disclaimer: I'm not the best programmer out there. I do however study I.T. and learnt a bit of Java and C. I'm getting stuck into Python and Django + Mongoengine, I'm not going to ...
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How to get a Web Application to communicate between users

I am developing a multipalyer web Application for Anti-Chess. It would be hosted on Google App Engine. I have a few questions: How do I get two different users who have opened the webapp on their ...
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How do I learn Python from zero to web development? [closed]

I am looking into learning Python for web development. Assuming I already have some basic web development experience with Java (JSP/Servlets), I'm already familiar with web design (HTML, CSS, JS), ...
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Does it violate the DRY principle to use an MVC server-side framework and a client-side MVC framework

When using a MVC pattern for server side code (in my case django), the model definition is defined once in the model component. When using a client side MVC based library(in my case backbone) the ...
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git: having separate folder for development, why?

until now I was using dropbox as my main vcs (it is not, but for a single dev does the job pretty decent). However I decided to give git a go and see if it fits my needs. Today I was reading this ...
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Restrict access to backend

This might be one of those "not answerable" or "just opinions"-questions but I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm developing an app with health care information with a friend who's a doctor. The basics ...
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TTS on App Engine

I have written a small front-end to the Festival TTS system using Python/Django. I wish to deploy it on the Google App Engine cloud. A few questions: My application uses the Festival app ...
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What are your techniques for storing numpy structures in django database fields and how do you serialize them for http?

I want to publish a small web project that is supposed to contain some of my research results to present it to the scientific community. All my analysis I ran so far have been written in python ...
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Where can I find out about basic python usage, cli, editor and testing? [closed]

I'm coming from Ruby / Ruby on Rails to Python. Where can I find or find resources about: The command prompt, what is python's version of 'irb' info and recommendations on editors, plugins and IDE's ...
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Tips/Process for web-development using Django in a small team [closed]

We're developing a web app uing Django and we're a small team of 3-4 programmers — some doing the UI stuff and some doing the Backend stuff. I'd love some tips and suggestions from the people here. ...
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Which web framework to use under Backbonejs?

For a previous project, I was using Backbonejs alongside Django, but I found out that I didn't use many features from Django. So, I am looking for a lighter framework to use underneath a Backbonejs ...
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Execute code every hour

I need to create a web service that executes every hour. It will be used to review data in a database and add alerts to a table in the same database if certain conditions are met/not met. What we ...
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Should one generally develop a client library for REST services to help prevent API breakages?

We have a project where UI code will be developed by the same team but in a different language (Python/Django) from the services layer (REST/Java). The code for each layer exits in different code ...
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Should we have a database independent SQL like query language in Django?

Note : I know we have Django ORM already that keeps things database independent and converts to the database specific SQL queries. Once things starts getting complicated it is preferred to write raw ...
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Should I include HTML markup in my JSON response?

In an e-commerce site, when adding an item to a cart, I'd like to show a popup window with the options you can choose. Imagine you're ordering an iPod Shuffle and now you have to choose the color and ...
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Using Django without a database

Is Django a good solution for creating applications that won't use any database and communicate only through an internal API?
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Is it worth converting a Django project to Rails?

I have a project I shelved a while back- it was essentially a working web app built in django but I stopped working on it to work on something else. I plan on starting it up again in my spare time, ...
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Django application strategy

I have been working a while on a Django project which has been growing a bit lately. I have been think a bit about what strategy to use to make it easier to handle. One thing I would like to get some ...
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Keeping “historical” migrations in Django-south

After a system has gone through many migrations, and evolved enough for a second version, does it make sense to keep the old migrations around? I mean, old versions will use them to upgrade to the new ...