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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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Creating Interactive React Components with SVGs

Posted by Nasrullah on Nov. 2, 2016, 1:22 p.m.

In this post, we will talk about creating interactive SVGs with React.

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Fusionbox Hosts Workshop to Teach Women Programming

Posted by Iain on Oct. 31, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

Last Saturday (Oct 22), the Fusionbox offices underwent a dramatic weekend transformation, becoming the temporary home of the second Django Girls Denver workshop.

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Better Type on Screens (Part 2)

Posted by julian on Oct. 13, 2016, 2:57 p.m.

There's a wealth of knowledge about typography for screens, but the topic can often feel arcane and inaccessible. In the second part of this series I'll break down some simple best practices for selecting and employing type on screens, and discuss emerging strategies for dealing with the challenges of the medium.

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