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What is the history of the Django web framework? - Quora
We never really intended to build a web framework - for the longest time, the code that became Django was referred to as "the CMS"
simonwillison  django  history  programming 
august 2010 by tysone
The breakneck race to build an application to crowdsource MPs' expenses | Politics | guardian.co.uk
The Daily Telegraph may have had a team of 25 journalists working on the MPs' expenses - but within 10 minutes of the launch on Thursday afternoon of the Guardian's crowdsourcing application to examine them there were 323 people, almost all outside the Guardian, doing the same task.
django  data  crowdsourcing  guardian  journalism 
june 2009 by tysone
Building a Django CMS for the Spokesman Review | CoPress
For years, we’d been publishing on a fairly cluttered newspaper site running ASP and SQL Server. We were (and are) a pretty small staff, but in December we relaunched our main news site powered by Django ponies. I’ll share a bit about our development process - if you’re considering something similar, maybe you’ll find this helpful.
cms  django  newspapers 
april 2009 by tysone
Python Package Index : pdfminer 20090330
PDFMiner is a suite of programs that aims to help extracting or analyzing text data from PDF documents. Unlike other PDF-related tools, it allows to obtain the exact location of texts in a page, as well as other layout information such as font size or font name, which could be useful for analyzing the document. It can be also used as a basis for a full-fledged PDF interpreter.
python  django  pdf 
march 2009 by tysone
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter Teaches Computer Science to Newsroom - Poynter
"For me, it's already a success because it has renewed my faith in the ability of my fellow journalists to adapt to a changing world."
python  django  training  newspapers 
december 2008 by tysone
Represent - Open Blog - NYTimes.com
Represent is in beta. Our wish list includes city council and state legislative votes, multimedia and new sources of information. When new elected officials take office in early 2009, we’ll be tracking them as well. We welcome your feedback on how to make Represent a more useful service.
nytimes  nytint  journalism  microlocal  django 
december 2008 by tysone
New Spokesman.com launches « Mastering Multimedia
This may be the most modern content management system deployed at newspaper today. Built from the ground up using the latest version of Django, our new CMS will allow us to display, create, and search content in ways we never could before.
django  cms  redesign 
december 2008 by tysone
Running App Engine Applications on Django - Google App Engine - Google Code
In this article we explain how to port applications that were originally designed for App Engine with Django to any environment that supports Django.
python  google  django  appengine 
october 2008 by tysone
Bosco Curtu » Presenting django-recommender
django-recommender is my new pluggable for having recommendation functionality in any django project. The only requierement is to have also django-voting (and to use it…)
django  algorithm  webdev 
october 2008 by tysone
Django cheat sheet (Mercurytide)
With the release of Django 1.0, we’re pleased to announce the release of a completely updated version of our highly popular Django Cheat Sheet which is crammed with a whole host of useful Django information.
django  webdev  reference 
october 2008 by tysone
10 Insanely Useful Django Tips - NETTUTS
There are quite a few great little tricks and tips one could use on their Django projects that would speed up development and save many headaches in the long run. From basic to obscure, these tips can help any skill-level of programmer become more adept with Django and all it's glory.
tips  django  webdev  toread  tutorial 
october 2008 by tysone
django-grappelli - Google Code
n alternative look for the Django Admin-Interface (currently only available for Firefox 3+).
want  django  css  ui 
september 2008 by tysone
palewire / Five ways your data app can catch the big news hook.
It meant staying late at work on a Friday night, busting ass most of my weekend, and putting more faith in memcached than most IT people are comfortable with, but the result was that when the government finally did cough up the fatality list we were ready to immediately publish it as a linked database that, over time, has been filled in by further reporting to include greater detail, photos, and more than 1,600 user comments, many of them extremely moving.
django  latimes  journalism  awesome 
september 2008 by tysone
Simon Willison joins Guardian News & Media | Media | guardian.co.uk
Former Yahoo and Lawrence Journal World developer Simon Willison has been recruited by Guardian News & Media as a software architect, it was announced today.
guardian  simonwillison  python  django  newspapers 
august 2008 by tysone
modwsgi - Google Code
Although solutions exist for hosting Python web applications using Apache, they are either slow, complicated to use, unreliable, or not suitable for commodity web hosting.
apache  python  django  hosting 
august 2008 by tysone
L.A. Times Dog Database Improves On Old Tricks | Ricochet
The list is created using the Soundex function in mySQL. Soundex is a patented phoentic algorithm that converts words into numeric code that can then be used to search for similar-sounding words.
django  latimes  CAR 
august 2008 by tysone
YouTube - Interview - Adrian Holovaty
"on the web" versus "of the web" = "every concept should get it's own url"
webdev  holovaty  django 
july 2008 by tysone
Mike Davidson - Enterprise CMSes vs. Blog CMSes
True or false: Most major news organizations (e.g. The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, ESPN, etc) would be better off running their entire online publishing operations through a modified blogging platform (e.g. WordPress, Movable Type, Newsvine, or a
journalism  cms  django  webdev  newspapers 
july 2008 by tysone
An Interview with Jacob Kaplan-Moss - Creator of Django — The 42 Topics Blog
"So that’s how I ended up in Kansas working for the local paper. At that point I suppose I was using Django, though we didn’t have a name for it yet: we just called it 'The CMS'"... Plus: Open-source is not a popularity contest.
django  interviews  python  programming  webdev 
june 2008 by tysone
An Interview with Adrian Holovaty - Creator of Django — The 42 Topics Blog
Because journalism and computer science don’t normally go together, I’ve had some success in this silly little niche of employing Web development in news organizations — “journalism via computer programming.”
django  python  interview 
june 2008 by tysone
django-syncr - Google Code
This project supplies everything needed to sync a Django project with several web APIs. It currently supports 4 services: flickr, youtube, del.icio.us and twitter
django 
april 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: Take Control of Your Maps
As websites mature and the demand for geographic applications grow, the old mashup arrangement is starting to chafe. Mapping components are more and more vital, and so we demand greater control, expressiveness, and functionality from them.
ajax  data  django  everyblock  framework  maps  webdesign  design 
april 2008 by tysone
Backyard Post | Welcome
Django? Sweet: "We're in 210 neighborhoods in the city of West Palm Beach, and have information on 53 parks, 29 schools, 1 library and over 36,000 properties."
journalism  newspapers  hyperlocal  django 
march 2008 by tysone
The B-List: Slides
Developing reusable apps -- James Bennett
django  python  webapps  journalism 
march 2008 by tysone
The B-List: More slides
django - Database-driven journalism in Lawrence
lawrence  django  python 
march 2008 by tysone
About our maps / The EveryBlock Blog
Yes, we created our own maps for EveryBlock. We did this because it gave us more choices and greater flexibility than we would have had if we had made yet another Google Maps mashup.
django  everyblock  javascript  maps 
february 2008 by tysone
Las Vegas Sun
We launched the site! Hope to sleep one of these days...
django  newspaper  journalism  vegas 
january 2008 by tysone
Chatting with Adrian Holovaty
If you’re going to judge someone, judge the sites that person makes, instead of the tools that person uses.
django  webdev  holovaty 
january 2008 by tysone
JohnTaber.com » Blog Archive » Two Weeks With Django
My conclusion is that at the moment, despite it’s warts, Rails is still the fastest, easiest way to get things working and out to customers, which is absolutely critical.
django  rails  webdev 
october 2007 by tysone

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