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Book Review: Django 1.0 Template Development

I have finished reading free copy of Django 1.0 Template Development to review which is written by Scott Newman and published by Packt Publishing. I have already posted a blog entry about the free chapter of the book. Django is a powerful Python web development framework which has challenging built in features like templating system, …

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About Django Template Development

As you know I’m a python and django fan. I try to use python and django in every project including academic studies. A few days ago, I had the book “Django 1.0 Template Development” and still exploring it. Thanks to Packt Publishing. As long as I finalize my current study, I’m going to start writing …

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Why Python?

Why Python? I have been thinking and asking myself why I have chosen python while there are so many programming languages. Is it powerful, scientific, elegant, community, different??? You can find all of it in any programming language (or platform) so, what is it? Yesterday, I found something that can help to answer this question. …

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Software Development & Deployment with Google App Engine

I have been developing applications for 5 years and worked on wide range of programming languages and platforms. If we exclude my undergraduate studies (like; tiny applications working on embedded devices or cross platform compiled iphone apps … etc.) briefly my experience on software development; php on unix/linux java/j2ee using hibernate on unix/linux java/jee using …

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A Twisted Weekend

I spent my weekend working on my graduate studies and watching South Park. Only a few episodes left to complete all missed episodes. I made my mind with help of my advisers and decided to study on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Semantic Networks and made a three phase plan. First phase is supposed to finish in three …

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A Real Django Application On A Shared Hosting

I got working a simple django application on a shared hosting before but never tried a real application till to night. I was developing a project for fun nothing much and it is about to finish and ready for a real time test. After struggling with .haccess mod_rewrite issues1 (mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects …

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I’m Free For a While

I woke up at 4:30 am last night and it is about to 2:00 am. Yes, It makes a lot of time. I was dealing with graduate studies for last two weeks and I’ve completed most important part this night. I made a paper submission to local conference in Turkey which will be held at …

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Django on Shared Hostings

I spent last night setting up django a cgi enabled shared hosting. I faced some problems during this process and I decided to write a how to about “django on shared hosting”. First of all, make sure your editor supports Unix file format. It took my whole night to determine why I was getting internal …

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Building Python Modules on Windows

Python is a great cross platform application development environment. There is a  wide range of python modules (libraries) available. In most cases, module distributors supply platform specific installers which already built or at least they distribute the source code and let it to be built and installed by developers. It is easy to build and …