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Working with Django View Decorators

View decorators can be used to restrict access to certain views. Django come with some built-in decorators, like login_required, require_POST or has_permission. They are really useful, but sometimes you might need to restrict the access in a different level of granularity, for example only letting the user who created an entry of the model to edit or delete it.

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Package of the Week: Django Widget Tweaks

When it comes to build forms, Django Forms can be really handy. If your application provide ways for the end-user to input data, it’s strongly advised to do so through the built-in Django Forms. It will automate a good amount of work as well as providing a really stable and secure functionality.

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Starting a New Django 1.8 Project

In this article you will find some useful tips regarding starting a new Django project and preparing a development environment. The steps below describes what I generally do when I’m starting a new project.

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Package of the Week: Python Decouple

Web applications relies on several number of parameters to run properly on different environments. To name a few from a Django app settings: database url, password, secret key, debug status, email host, allowed hosts. Most of these parameters are environment-specific. On a development environment you might want to run your application with debug mode on. Also, it’s a clever idea to keep your secret key in a safe place (not in your git repository).

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Small Open-Source Django Projects to Get Started

Learning Django and Python can be very fun. I personally love programming with Python and for the most part, work with the Django framework. But in the beginning some stuff can be confusing, especially if you are coming from a Java or C♯ background, like me.

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