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Django Tips #8 Blank or Null?

Django models API offers two similar options that usually cause confusion on many developers: null and blank. When I first started working with Django I couldn’t tell the difference and always ended up using both. Sometimes even using them improperly.

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How to Extend Django User Model

The Django’s built-in authentication system is great. For the most part we can use it out-of-the-box, saving a lot of development and testing effort. It fits most of the use cases and is very safe. But sometimes we need to do some fine adjustment so to fit our Web application.

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Django Tips #7 How to Get the Current URL Within a Django Template

Make sure you have django.template.context_processors.request listed in your context_processors.

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How to Create a Custom Django Middleware

In a nutshell, a Middleware is a regular Python class that hooks into Django’s request/response life cycle. Those classes holds pieces of code that are processed upon every request/response your Django application handles.

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Django Tips #6 get_or_create

This is a convenience method for looking up an object, giving a set of parameters, creating one if necessary.

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