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Create React App and Django

Posted by gavin on April 10, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Create React App is a project generator for React apps, that sets up a build process for React and modern JavaScript with no configuration. It is a great way to get set up with all the tools necessary to write modern JavaScript. While it doesn't require any configuration if you deploy the React app as a static site, it does require some setup to integrate into a Django project.

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Security Without Authentication - Shareable Secret Links in Django

Posted by julian.a on March 21, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Sometimes you need to restrict access to a resource without requiring authentication. While authentication is best when possible, Django makes it easy to do either way.

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Python Dictionaries Under the Hood

Posted by alex on Feb. 24, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Iain Watts gives a talk about what happens in a Python dictionary when you use this seemingly simple object at the Denver Python meetup hosted by Fusionbox.

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Super Simple, Persistent, Dynamically Generated Django Avatars

Posted by julian.a on Jan. 27, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

Implementing persistent dynamically generated avatars in Django is super simple!

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Graph Algorithms in a Database: Recursive CTEs and Topological Sort with Postgres

Posted by Iain on Jan. 26, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Surprisingly, databases can be used to do graph algorithms. Using Postgres, this post pushes SQL to its Turing Complete limits by using a powerful device called a Recursive CTE to traverse complicated foreign key relationships as if they were directed graphs. It starts out simple and builds up to a query that will topologically sort any acyclic graph.

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Community Development and Charitable Giving at Fusionbox

Posted by brad on Jan. 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Here are just a few of the ways Fusionbox gives back to the Denver community through pro bono work and volunteering.

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Two-Phase Logging of Critical Events

Posted by alex on Dec. 12, 2016, 1:26 p.m.

Frequently, logging that an event has taken place is just as important as the event being triggered in the first place. Here's how to use two-phase logging in order to avoid any important gaps in your e-commerce code.

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Presenting Your Design is a Lot Like Watching a Football Game (No It Isn't)

Posted by justin on Nov. 14, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

You’ve carefully crafted your designs after countless hours of user research, wireframes, and prototypes. There’s just one thing left to do: show it to your client. Let’s join NFL Commentator Phil Simms to find out how to leave your clients belittled and bemused.

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Validating JSON Schemas in PostgreSQL

Posted by gavin on Nov. 7, 2016, 2:01 p.m.

An implementation of JSON Schema for PostgreSQL

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Basics of password security

Posted by julian.a on Nov. 7, 2016, 9:33 a.m.

An outline of basic password best practices

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