Django tip: Debugging templates
using ipdb to get into your context
When debugging your Django code, the interactive python debugger is an invaluable tool. Wherever you want to take a look at what your code is really doing you can drop in the following line 'import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace()'
and then when you run the development server you'll be dropped into a debugging shell at that point. It makes it super easy to examine your data and step through your code.
However, that only works for your Python code...
sep 23 2012
Japanska.se gets a new look
and a new backend as well!
Way back in 2006, Japanska.se was written by me as an interface to a Japanese-Swedish dictionary that my brother had created in a research project. Over time it got some nice features such as user editing of words, but then saw a long time of neglect when there was no time to update it. By 2012 it had gotten quite old and outdated, so when I finally found the time I rewrote it using more...
apr 13 2012
Having fun with the Django Admin
Getting a lot for little effort
One of the best features of Django is the powerful admin interface. When you have defined you models, Django can automatically create an interface for creating and editing your data. Of course, how useful this is for you depends on what kind of a website your building. But if you have some models where someone will create the content which will not be edited by normal users, than it's a perfect way to save a...
nov 10 2011
Text search with Django Haystack
Adding a search function to Tokotoko.se
Having gotten most functionality I wanted for this site working, I thought I'd look into adding a search function for the blog here. After some googling, it looked like Haystack was the most promising solution for Django, the framework this site is built with. So I did my best to get it set up the way I wanted. All in all it took about a day to get it working, which is not too...
nov 04 2011
Tokotoko Studio now has its very own home on the internet
Since early summer this year we're working full time on Tokotoko Studio and doing our own thing. Until now we've been busy with our different projects, but this week I took the time to put together this little home on the internet.
As I've been using and loving Django for some other projects, it was a natural choice for this site as well. With just a few days of work it's now looking good, which...
nov 02 2011