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Working with python collections part 1

Posted On 22 January 2016 By MicroPyramid

Python Collections - named tuple is to access by the names specified and deque is to append and pop the elements from both sides of queue are explained with real time examples in part 1 of collections series

Sending SMS, MMS using Twilio.

Posted On 22 January 2016 By MicroPyramid

A simple Tutorial on sending SMS and MMS in python using Twilio. In this tutorial you will learn how to send SMS, MMS and checking sms status.

Using CasperJS to scrape website data

Posted On 22 January 2016 By MicroPyramid

CasperJS can be used for Navigation Scipting, Scraping and testing. In this Tutorial we will see how to scrape data from website using CasperJS and PhantomJS 1.9

Dynamically Adding Google Maps with Marker In Django

Posted On 22 January 2016 By MicroPyramid

Google Maps allows you to display maps on your web site, we can also customize maps, and the information on maps.
The Google Maps API is a JavaScript library. It can be added to a web page with a following script tags:

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

Posted On 11 January 2016 By MicroPyramid

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

Posted On 25 December 2015 By MicroPyramid

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?

Posted On 21 December 2015 By MicroPyramid

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

Posted On 17 November 2015 By MicroPyramid

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

Posted On 13 November 2015 By MicroPyramid

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

Posted On 05 November 2015 By MicroPyramid

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.

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