Openoffice.org’s python uno library is great for report writing in a web application. I wanted to create a report template system where users can create templates with a word processor of their choice. I created a simple template model which consists of a CharField and FileField. Users can upload templates here in .doc, .odt, or… Continue reading Django and OpenOffice.org uno reports
I have an existing LAMP application that I want to write some quick code for. I want to easily manipulate the database without taking the time to understand how the application works fully and mess around with PHP. The solution, create a Django model to act as a wrapper for the sections of the database… Continue reading Django models from non Django applications
Student WOrker Relational Database (SWORD) is a student worker database for use in schools with work study programs. It’s the project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months or so. http://code.google.com/p/student-worker-relational-database/ It’s a great example of leveraging Django to create a full website in very little time (Until recently it was just a… Continue reading Introducing SWORD
Adding a Google Maps address preview to the Django admin interface.
A common need I have for Django’s admin interface is to show a little more data for convenience right on the edit page. For example showing a link to a foreign key’s edit page right there. The way I do this is by setting the help_text field in the render_change_form function. I create a new function in… Continue reading Django Hack: adding extra data to admin interface
I mentioned the Django app I made in the previous post so I thought I would provide some info about what it is. Essentially the goal was to reduce duplicate work everywhere possible be moving data from spreadsheets and other database’s into one central database. Also to allow a non skilled worker to edit this… Continue reading Django
Well I’ve been in nyc for a month now. The first few weeks have been hell with 60+ hour weeks at Cristo Rey but things are finally starting to calm down. At work I’m coordinating transportation for students to get to their work placements. I’ve completely redid the process in a short time I was… Continue reading Working away