Shifting to “new-style” url tag in Django 1.5

Prior to Django 1.3, the syntax for the url tag was {% url project_create %}. Django considered project_create to be a name of a view in your urls.py, not a template variable named project_create. I recently upgraded Blimp from Django 1.4.5 to Django 1.5.1. We have around 200+ template files that were using the old… Continue reading Shifting to “new-style” url tag in Django 1.5

Vagrant VM for StatsD + Graphite

StatsD is this little awesome network daemon built by Etsy used to aggregate stats like counters and timers to a pluggable backend service like Graphite. You can read more about how it works on Etsy’s Measure Anything, Measure Everything blog post. Since I’ve been already playing around with Vagrant and Chef I decided to just… Continue reading Vagrant VM for StatsD + Graphite

Favorite Podcasts

Back to Work Award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. The Web Ahead A weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Customer Development for Startups Steve Blank, eight-time entrepreneur and… Continue reading Favorite Podcasts