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Django efficient implementation of Amazon s3 and Cloudfront CDN for faster loading.

Django by default to store the files in your local file system. To make your files load quickly and secure we need to go for any third party storage systems. AWS s3 is one of the storage service for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. django has a package called django-storages which can be used to store the files in the amazon s3 and serve them from its cloudfront service.

Understanding Checkout flow in Django Oscar.

Explaining Django Oscar checkout flow.

How to Create initial django migrations for existing DB schema.

Django provides the comfort database migrations from its version 1.8, with which we can avoid the usage of third party packages like south. Adding migrations to new apps is straightforward - they come preconfigured to accept migrations, and so just run make migrations once you’ve made some changes. But if your app already has models and database tables, and doesn’t have migrations yet or you got your migrations messed up, you’ll need to convert your app to use migrations.

How to deploy django with uwsgi and nginx using Ansible play book.

Ansible is a scripting language mostly used to automate installing applications, deploying apps etc..
Why Ansible:
You may think why learn new language if I can do the same using shell scripts, well that's ok but in my opinion ansible doesn't take much time to learn and shell scripts could become complex as the projects scale up. You can read afurther details over here(https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6431552).

Setting Up Sentry - Web Application Event Tracking platform

When you want to track your exception and log mesages in a UI rather than storing it in a file(which we usually do), we can use SENTRY. Sentry provides real-time crash reporting and exception tracking for your web and mobile apps.

How to create Custom User Model or Extend User Model in Django?

Django provides built in authentication which is good for most of the cases, but you may have needs that are being served with the existing system. For Ex: You want 'email' for authentication purpose rather than Django's username field and you want an extra field called 'display_name' as full name for the logged in User. To meet the above requirements, we need to customize Django's built-in user model or substitute a completely customized model.

how to setup custom domain for amazon cloudfront

We all want our own domain name to be setup for cloud front instead of amazon default cloud front domain name. We need two things for that to happen.

1. DNS should be served from amazon Route53
2. SSL for our custom domain

Configure SSL with LetsEncrypt and nginx

Configuring SSL is beneficial not only for security purpose but also for SEO too.
Linuxsoftware foundation's initiated a program called Let’s Encrypt to give ssl certificates for free and it is in preview state as of today. You can whitelist your domain by registering here. You can configure after getting confirmation from Let’s Encrypt team.

Google Analytics Graphs to your Dashboard in Python Web Frameworks

Ecommerce solution providers like OpenCart, Magento Provide extensions to see Google analytics data in their own dashboards as graphs. whereas there are no such plugins availble in Python. In this tutorial, we will learn how to display google graphs in your website.

Working with Django Plugins

This blog describes about how to work with django-plugins. Django Plugin is a Simple Plugin Framework for Django. By using django-plugins, you can make your app more reusable. By using it, you can define plugin points and plugins. It comes with many features like synchronization with database, plugins management from django admin and many more.

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