Quick and Dirty Lat/Lng Values from the Google Geocoding API

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 11, 2011 | Category: Python

This past week, I had to assign lat/long values to a large batch of addresses we had sitting around in our database.

To get those values, I posted to the Google Geocoding API and parsed the resulting XML.

This script isn't particularly polished - I didn't spend much time ...

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Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 2: Submitting A Patch

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 13, 2011 | Category: Django

Note: This is the second part of a two-part series. The first post is:

Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 1: Generating and Editing Documentation Locally

Whether or not you have a specific piece of documentation you'd like to add, the place to start is always the bug tracker.

Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 1: Generating and Editing Documentation Locally

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 12, 2011 | Category: Django

I just returned from this year's DjangoCon, where there was a lot of buzz around two big topics: managing community and improving documentation.

To that end, I've decided that it's time to start contributing to the Django documentation - documentation, and helping people use it, is a thing about which ...

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DjangoCon 2011 Follow-Up

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 09, 2011 | Category: DjangoCon

I'm not even going to try and do a full overview - maybe if I'd been taking notes nonstop, but otherwise there were too many smart people, too many great discussions, and too many exciting times to cover it all. To sum up, most of the buzz this year ...

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Switching to PostgreSQL, Part 1: Installing Locally on OS X

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 17, 2011 | Category: Mac OS X PostgreSQL

Here's an interesting tidbit: Postgres evolved from UC Berkeley's Ingres database, hence the name - "Post Ingres", or Postgres

If you've recently picked up a Mac with the Lion operating system already installed, this article probably won't be of much use to you. Apparently, Postgres is the new default ...

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