Scoble on Django

Posted on July 9th, 2007 in Catalyst, django, python by siddharta || 2 Comments

Scoble calls Django the hot new development framework. Not sure about the new part. It’s been around for a few years. But definitely hot. When I first started working on Silver Catalyst, I wondered whether it was the right decision to build it in Python and Django. It doesn’t trouble me anymore.

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Deploying a Django app on the desktop

Posted on May 31st, 2007 in Catalyst, django, Product design, python, Tool by siddharta || 39 Comments

One of the cool things about Silver Catalyst (which is a Django app) is that you can start using it right out of the box. I didn’t want the team working their way around Apache and MSSQL configurations, Python version incompatibilities, database access issues and deployment hassles. The final solution was a simple executable, which when run would start everything required to get going.

In this post, I’ll explain how that was achieved.

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Django screencast: Create a wiki in 15 minutes

Posted on February 27th, 2007 in django, python, screencast by siddharta || No Comment

I had prepared a screencast for wikicamp on creating a wiki in fifteen minutes using Python and Django. I just finished uploading the screencast.

Update : The screencast has moved here – Learn Django: Create a Wiki in 20 minutes