Posted byon 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.
Posted byon 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:
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon July 31, 2014, 6 p.m.
First: the don'ts.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon June 15, 2014, 6 p.m.
Our Non-Programmers are learning to code, and here is why. We firmly believe in education across departments.
Posted byon 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.