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A Custom User Model App for Everyone!

Posted by rocky on Dec. 31, 2014, 5 p.m.

When Django 1.5 was released, arguably the most exciting feature was the ability to have your own custom User model. All of the programmers here at Fusionbox were psyched for the cool things we were going to do with our custom User models. Until we realized how much work it takes.

DEVELOPMENT

From Kitchen Import Dishwasher: How to Use Context Managers Outside of Python

Posted by rocky on Nov. 30, 2014, 5 p.m.

When dealing with files, it is important to close your file descriptor after you use them, otherwise the system might run out. In a lame language, it might look a little like this:

DEVELOPMENT

Fusionbox’s Paula Lee and Ivy Hastings Join Board of Directors for Colorado AMA

Posted by fusionbox on Nov. 10, 2014, 5 p.m.

We are proud to announce that two members of our team will be serving on the board of directors for the Colorado chapter of the American Marketing Association.

NEWS

The User-Profile Pattern in Django

Posted by gavin on Oct. 31, 2014, 6 p.m.

With the release of Django 1.5, you can now replace the django.contrib.auth User model with your own customized version. This allows you to alter the database fields of the User to, for example, use an email address as a username.

DEVELOPMENT

On Pair Programming at Fusionbox

Posted by rocky on Sept. 30, 2014, 6 p.m.

Programming is hard. Yes, little things like typos can ruin your day, but that's not what makes programming hard. Programming is about constantly making decisions. When programming anything, decisions that you make at the beginning of a project often come back to haunt you.

DEVELOPMENT

Programmers Present Widgy Form Builder at DjangoCon

Posted by fusionbox on Sept. 9, 2014, 6 p.m.

Gavin and Rocky went to DjangoCon this year to show off one of the best features of Widgy, the Form Builder.

NEWS

Fetch a Random Row from the Database Without Using Triggers, and Quickly

Posted by fusionbox on July 31, 2014, 6 p.m.

First: the don'ts.

NEWS

The 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Posted by fusionbox on June 30, 2014, 6 p.m.

Just today, a team consisting of the SANS Institute, MITRE, and "many top software security experts in the US and Europe" released their annual list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors. Interestingly enough, the #1 and #2 errors (along with several others) deal directly with web development.

NEWS

Our Non-Programmers are Learning to Code, and Here's Why

Posted by fusionbox on June 15, 2014, 6 p.m.

Our Non-Programmers are learning to code, and here is why. We firmly believe in education across departments.

NEWS

A Case Study on Responsive Web Design

Posted by drew on June 5, 2014, 6 p.m.

A responsive web design won't solve all your problems, but it can be very useful. Here's a case when it is a good idea.

SEO

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