Accessing a model’s verbose names in Django templates

I love building web applications with Django and I love its ORM. Defining models is fairly simple and rendering forms and list is (more or less) straight forward. However, if you want to access the properties of the model’s fields in templates, then you might find a dead end really fast. This is especially hard […]

Django 1.8+ and MySQL / MariaDB full-text search

If you want to use MySQL’s or MariaDB’s full-text search feature with Django then you might have a problem, because Django doesn’t support MySQL’s full-text search out of the box. You can either do that by performing raw SQL queries or you extend the model’s SearchManager.

Django 1.9 released

Last week was the release of Django version 1.9. It’s a very popular and open source web framework that is written in Python. Django is widely spread in the internet and big platforms like Instagram, Reddit or Pinterest are using the framework. Ansible Tower is also based on the python web framework.

Alternative Django admin interfaces

Are you using Django (the web framework) and you’re afraid of the default Django admin interface? Then there are a bunch of alternatives out there. If you don’t use it, but you’re looking for a great web framework, you should have a look at the “Getting started with Django” tutorial. Django has a built in admin […]