Flex and Django: Partners in Crime

Sat 26 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Flex and Django: Partners in Crime

I have an interesting project coming up which requires a heady mix of Flex and Django. If you are wondering how the two are being mixed, here is the simple answer. Flex will be used at the presentation level and Django at the application …

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My new companion

Fri 25 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

My new companion

Today, I purchased a notebook computer. (the IBM ThinkPad R61 7733-AE1).

IBM R-61 Front View Thumb IBM-R61 Back View Thumb IBM-R61 Side View Thumb

I am thoroughly impressed with the build quality of the machine. This notebook fit my requirements perfectly and I didn't have to shell out a rupee to Microsoft because it came only with PC-Dos. I took …

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Launch of Safebrowsing-python

Thu 17 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Launch of Safebrowsing-python

Today I launched my second project online after django-check-constraints, safebrowsing-python. The project is based on the Google Safebrowsing API. Check out the announcement on the google-safebrowsing-api mailing list and also the usage wiki page at the project home.

Wish you a happy and safe browsing on the …

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An Idle Mind is a Devil's Workshop

Sat 12 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

An idle mind is a devil's workshop

On thursday, my previous semester results were out. I logged on to the site and checked out my result. My result was anything but surprising. Then I thought to myself, "Why not give people the freedom to compare their marks with their peers' …

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Rendevouz with Firefox 3 beta 2

Sun 06 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Rendevouz with Firefox3

I have been using Firefox2 for quite a long time and had a hell lot of complaints about it. One was with its memory hogging nature and the other one was with its rendering capabilities.

I decided to try on Firefox 3 (beta 2) after hearing some …

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Javascript Code Colorizer

Sat 05 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Javascript Code Colorizer

Recently, I came across Pygments based Javacript code colorizer called Pygments Code Colorizer here. Very easy to use and supports lots of languages.

Just add the

<script src="http://www.pygments.com/js/init.js"></script>

and a pre tag that contains the code to be highlighted …

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Day 1 of project

Mon 24 December 2007 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Day 1 of Project

Every final year student has to undertake a project and today was my first day. My project is to "Interface Flash ADCs and DACs with the ARM9 Processor". The project guide gave us the ARM9 target board user manual and asked us to read the instructions …

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Django Book Online Update

Mon 17 December 2007 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Django Book Online Released

A hearty congratulations to Adrian Holovaty, Jacob Kaplan-Moss and the and the Django Community for the release of the Django Book online.

The book is an excellent read but there a few missing pieces. The in-built (and least documented) comments framework is missing from the Django …

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Ramblings on Foss.in 2007

Sat 08 December 2007 by Thejaswi Puthraya

My ramblings on Foss.in 2007

I was quite excited to be attending my first free software conference. The excitement doubled when I heard a lot about Foss.in from previous attendees. Though the hype this time was low, I expected it to hold a lot for newbies like me …

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Newforms Custom Fields and Validation

Sun 18 November 2007 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Newforms Custom Fields and Validation

Very often on the Django Users list people ask queries on how to add custom validation to newform fields.

To answer this question in two lines:

  • Subclass the field to which you want to add custom validation.
  • Override the clean method to add your custom …
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