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Sending emails using sendgrid on heroku for a Django App

Posted On 21 February 2015 By MicroPyramid

Integrate Sendgrid API to your Heroku app to deliver simplified emails like any notification emails, user signups etc.

How to implement Case Insensitive CSV DictReader in python

Posted On 15 February 2015 By MicroPyramid

In general use cases we upload the CSV files to the system to store huge amount of data by uploading single file. For example in e-commerce sites we just write thousands of products details in a CSV file and just upload it.

In python we can read the data of a CSV file in 2 ways. One by using normal csv.reader and the other by using csv.DictReader.

Django Custom Template Tags And Filters

Posted On 03 February 2015 By MicroPyramid

Django Template Tags are simple Python functions that accept a value, an optional argument, and return a value to be displayed on the page.
First, In your application folder, create a "templatetags" directory at the same level as the models and views.

You want this directory to be recognized as a Python package, so make sure you create an empty "__init__.py" file. Next, create the Python file that will hold your tags and name it something like app_tags.py.

jQuery mouse events and touch events

Posted On 26 January 2015 By MicroPyramid

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. Events handling and manipulating are different for mouse and touch events. You can use any custom function to do whatever you want to an event when triggered. These custom functions you wrote to happen while an event triggered are called Event handlers.

Generic, functional based and class based views in Django REST Framework

Posted On 04 January 2015 By MicroPyramid

Writing Different Types of Views in Django-Rest-Framework.Writing Different Types of Views in Django-Rest-Framework. Django-Rest-Framework(DRF) supports three different types of views. They are Function Based Views, Class Based Views / Generic Views, ViewSets

Python Memcached Implementation for Django project

Posted On 29 December 2014 By MicroPyramid

Memcache is a memory caching system that helps web applications and mobile app backends to improve performance and scalability. We should consider using Memcache when your pages are loading too slowly or your app is having scalability issues. In This Blog Post, Let's see how to use Memcached for server-side application caching.

MongoDB CRUD operations with Python (Pymongo)

Posted On 20 December 2014 By MicroPyramid

MongoDB with Python - Connection establishment, Create, Update, Retrieve and Delete operations explained with sample code.

Python using yield and generators.

Posted On 04 December 2014 By MicroPyramid

Generators are memory efficient. They allow us to code with minimum intermediate arguments, less data structures. Generators are of two types, generator expressions and generator functions. Generators are helpful for reading large files, streaming.

How to develop RESTful webservice in Django using Django REST framework?

Posted On 03 December 2014 By MicroPyramid

DjangoRestFramework is widely used to develop restful API. Django REST Framework is easy to use who are familiar with Django, as it is developed on the core concepts of Django. In the current blog post we’ll learn how to develop a RESTful API that performs CRUD operations on the DB.

How to customize Django Oscar Models, Views and URL's

Posted On 25 November 2014 By MicroPyramid

In order to customize models, views and urls, you need to fork an Oscar core app in which model/view resides. Then you should be able to override any model/view classes.
Steps to fork/customize an app:

1. If you are forking an Oscar app for the first time, then you have to create a root apps-folder in which all your forked apps will exists:

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