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What You Should Know About The Django User Model

What You Should Know About The Django User Model

The goal of this article is to discuss the caveats of the default Django user model implementation and also to give you some advice on how to address them. It is important to know the limitations of the current implementation so to avoid the most common pitfalls.

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How to Start a Production-Ready Django Project

How to Start a Production-Ready Django Project

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how I usually start and organize a new Django project nowadays. I’ve tried many different configurations and ways to organize the project, but for the past 4 years or so this has been consistently my go-to setup.

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How to Use Chart.js with Django

How to Use Chart.js with Django

Chart.js is a cool open source JavaScript library that helps you render HTML5 charts. It is responsive and counts with 8 different chart types.

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How to Save Extra Data to a Django REST Framework Serializer

How to Save Extra Data to a Django REST Framework Serializer

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to pass extra data to your serializer, before saving it to the database.

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How to Use Date Picker with Django

How to Use Date Picker with Django

In this tutorial we are going to explore three date/datetime pickers options that you can easily use in a Django project. We are going to explore how to do it manually first, then how to set up a custom widget and finally how to use a third-party Django app with support to datetime pickers.

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How to Implement Grouped Model Choice Field

How to Implement Grouped Model Choice Field

The Django forms API have two field types to work with multiple options: ChoiceField and ModelChoiceField.

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How to Use JWT Authentication with Django REST Framework

How to Use JWT Authentication with Django REST Framework

JWT stand for JSON Web Token and it is an authentication strategy used by client/server applications where the client is a Web application using JavaScript and some frontend framework like Angular, React or VueJS.

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Advanced Form Rendering with Django Crispy Forms

Advanced Form Rendering with Django Crispy Forms
In this tutorial we are going to explore some of the Django Crispy Forms features to handle advanced/custom forms rendering. This blog post started as a discussion in our community forum, so I decided to compile the insights and solutions in a blog post to benefit a wider audience.

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How to Implement Token Authentication using Django REST Framework

How to Implement Token Authentication using Django REST Framework

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to implement Token-based authentication using Django REST Framework (DRF). The token authentication works by exchanging username and password for a token that will be used in all subsequent requests so to identify the user on the server side.

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Launching our Community Forum

Launching our Community Forum

This is a short post just to announce today I’m releasing a community forum for the simpleisbetterthancomplex.com readers! And I want you to be part of it.

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