31 Oct, 14

First Steps To Do When You Start A Project With Ionic

Here are the first steps I do when I start developing a mobile app with Ionic Framework. Ionic has a great getting started page where the main steps are perfectly described, but I usually do a little bit more of a setup. Here's my routine:

1) Install Ionic (if you ...

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27 Oct, 14

How To Force Search API To Reindex a Node / an Entity

By default Search API (Drupal 7) reindexes a node when the node gets updated. But what if you want to reindex a node / an entity on demand or via some other hook i.e. outside of update cycle? Turned out it is a quite simple exercise. You just need to ...

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21 Oct, 14

Django Uwsgi Nginx 504 Gateway Timeout

I had a long running process (data import) and encountered 504 Gateway Timeout error. I use Nginx / uwsgi pair to serve my Django app. After doing some research it turned out that the problem is in uwsgi_read_timeout directive. Directive sets the amount of time for upstream to wait for a ...

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09 Oct, 14

AngularJS plus Django: A match made in heaven

I've just finished watching "AngularJS plus Django: A match made in heaven" DjangoCon US 2014 talk by Nina Zakharenko (Video | Slides) and it was quite helpful. Since I'm working with API's and mobile / angular apps a lot, I just made some helpful Django + AngularJS related notes that came out of ...

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19 Sep, 14

Improving Number of Queries Generated by Django Comment's render_comment_list Template Tag

One of my Django apps uses Django Comments. To show a list of comments on a page I use this simple built-in template tag:

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All is fine, but I noticed that it loads user object per every comment line. So if you have 50 comments on ...

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08 Sep, 14

AngularJS Style Guide

I've just stumbled upon a very nice style guide for AngularJS on Github: https://github.com/johnpapa/angularjs-styleguide by John Papa. In the guide you'll find recommended approaches to your AngularJS code organisation in order to provide consistency through good practices. A very useful material for everyone who's already got ...

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03 Sep, 14

Make Django and AngularJS play nicely together

Been working a lot with AngularJS and Django recently. To make them play nicely together one of the first things you need to do in your Angular App is to enable CSRF support and send X-Requested-With header, do it like this:

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07 Jun, 14

Stop PIP from re-downloading same packages over and over again

PIP has a habit of re-downloading same packages every time you hit pip install package_name. That's not so cool, especially, when you deploy packages from requirements.txt and one of the packages failed to build, restarting pip install -r requirements.txt would lead pip to redownload all the packages again ...

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01 Jun, 14

Cleanup Files (and Images) On Model Delete in Django

In Django, if your model has Filefield / Imagefield, when it's get deleted it doesn't delete attached files by default. To fix that you need to do two steps: 1) Add filecleanup function, that'll take care of deleting files attached to a model:

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20 May, 14

Adding a custom extra field to entity / node display

I had a case recently, where I needed to add custom data to the node display and wanted this data to behave like a field, however the data itself didn't belong to a field. By "behaving like a field" I mean you can that field at node display settings and ...

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