posted on June 27, 2015 in django, python

Upgrading Django Projects - Introduction

One questions I am asked quite often is how to upgrade larger projects to a newer Django release. While upgrading to a newer minor release is usually really easy and does not require much work it can become a bit harder upgrading to a new major release. My oldest project points back to 0.9x, so it has seen some upgrades, and there are certain patters that proved to work pretty well.

posted on December 30, 2014 in django, cloud

Never trust an environment you do not fully control

This is usually a suggestion you hear when it comes to sensitive information, personal data and security related tasks. I learned this again over Christmas while working on a small side project and while giving a service a friend of mine is working on a try.

posted on December 10, 2014 in gaming, business

What Start-Ups Can Learn From Blizzard Entertainment

I spent a good part of my weekend playing Blizzards Heroes of the Storm Alpha. It is a great game, I really enjoy it and it proves, once again, that Blizzard is really good in bringing new concepts, improvements and innovation to an already existing genre. And they are successful with it. So what can a start-up learn from Blizzard?

posted on October 30, 2014 in leeroy, project

LeeroyCI - taking down production with automatic deploys since last week

Let me give you a quick update about a new feature that made it to Leeroys master branch. Deployment. You can now specify a script that will run after a build for a branch was successful. Initially I planned to focus on deployment when working on version 2 or a late 1.x release - for me this is a scary feature and I would have preferred to focus on testing right now. But at FlightCar we decided we want to start leveraging continuous deployment and so I began to work it.

posted on October 06, 2014 in drupan, sakebowl, project

Why I am writing a web interface for a static site generator

Let us talk about drunken pandas, sake and why I am trying to tie a static site generator to a SQL database and a Django process. There are actually two simple reasons: The first one is that I want more comfort while blogging without losing the advantages of drupan. The second one is that I hope to enable more people to use a static site generator and own their content without losing any comfort or having to put up with managing a small, likely virtual, server.

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