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Making Django’s Database Connection More Secure for Migrations

Since Django 1.7 (September, 2014) and the introduction of schema migrations, it has always bugged me that Django needs to connect to the database with a user that has pretty close to ALL privileges. That is because when migrate runs it needs … Continue reading

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Add Facebook Open Graph (OG) meta tags to your WordPress site with one function

See below for a basic WordPress function that adds Facebook Open Graph OG meta tags to your WordPress site. Works with WordPress version 4.7.2 (at this site). Facebook OG meta tags have become a standard way of making embedded links … Continue reading

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Django enable SQL debug logging in shell how to

How to get Django to show debug SQL logging output in the shell. Works in Django 1.10! Start the Django shell: python manage.py shell Paste this into your shell: import logging log = logging.getLogger(‘django.db.backends’) log.setLevel(logging.DEBUG) log.addHandler(logging.StreamHandler()) The last line log.addHandler(logging.StreamHandler()) … Continue reading

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Webservice API design tips – correct pagination and exposing deleted rows

After working with dozens of REST, SOAP and ‘ad-hoc’ web services / APIs I’ve noticed a similar set of design problems by companies big and small. One gotcha I almost always see left out of an API is an easy way … Continue reading

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My Answer To: I want to learn programming, should I attend a code school?

I recently had a reader ask me if they should attend a coding academy because they want to get into programming. Here is my answer: There are many success stories involving code schools. In fact my grandmother was one of … Continue reading

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