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  1. My Django contributions

    I started contributing to Django core after a failure in our project.

    I had to rename a model attribute without touching our database. The solution was simple.

    # Simple attribute to rename.
    author = models.ForeignKey('Author')
    # 1. Add db_column param.
    author = models.ForeignKey('Author', db_column='author')
    # 2. Change the attribute name …
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  2. Faster parallel pytest-django

    We at Buser recently migrated from Django unittests to pytest. It is amazing how much you can improve your tests with pytest.

    Unfortunately our CI/CD was really slow after this change.

    I discovered parallel pytest-django do their setup different than Django unittests. Django create a template database and copy …

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  3. Nginx quick configuration

    Nginx is an HTTP server with lots of features. The configuration is easy, but maybe you don't even know the feature exist.

    I want to present some nginx features and give you some pointers to continue your research.

    The basics

    The basic usage of nginx is to make the reverse …

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  4. Funblocker post mortem

    Long time, no text. I'll try to increase the frequency of my posts and don't give up because of the lack of time and excess of lazyness.

    One of my first open source projects with any traction was Funblocker. I wrote about it in other posts, it was a Chrome …

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  5. Bottle wsgilog

    Python has awesome tools for logging, including standard logging module. Also, through WSGI protocol we have the wsgilog middleware. Using it is easy with any Python web framework.

    You can easily integrate it in bottle environment.

    import bottle
    from wsgilog import log
    app = bottle.Bottle(catchall=False)
    logger_middleware = log(tohtml …
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