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Handling repetitive tests in Django

By using data-driven tests

When writing tests (unit and/or functional), one of the goal is to cover all edge-cases. DDT is a great way to write such tests; here is how to do so in Python and Django.
June 2018
 
 

When to use pop-ups

Should you use unsolicited pop-ups?

Unsolicited pop-ups are despised by most users but remain commonly used. Why is that? Should you add them to your website?
January 2018
 

Elm & Django #1

Embed Elm code in Django

Here is a simple solution to run Elm code within a Django template. This could be used to handle the full frontend or just to embed a "widget" - like a search bar - via Elm.
January 2018
 

eatsomecode new design

Better, lighter, faster

The year 2017 has been really busy; I haven't blogged since January. I had been planning to change eatsomcode.com design for months and the winter break is the perfect opportunity to do so. Basically, it's a simpler design which will ...
December 2017
 

Introducing learnkanas.com

Learn hiragana and katakana online

The first step in learning Japanese (unfortunately) is to learn the "kanas". The kanas are two syllabaries: hiragana and katakana. To memorise them, you can copy them countless times or you can play a simple game regularly. You can do ...
January 2017
 
 

Handling statuses in Django #2

Expose transitions to an API

As discussed in the previous article, django-fsm is a great plugin to handle statuses in Django. Let's use it with an API.
October 2016

Handling statuses in Django #1

Choice field & finite state machine

Whether you're building up a CMS or a bespoke application, chances are that you will have to handle some states / statuses. Let's discuss your options in Django.
October 2016
 
 

Testing dates in Django

Testing based on dates & datetime

Django makes unit & functional testing easy (especially with WebTest). Tests on routing, permissions, database updates and emails are all straightforward to implement but how do you test dates & time? You might for example want to test regular email ...
September 2016
 

Django to Ember #1

Convention over configuration

If you know Django and want to learn Ember (or vice-versa), this guide is for you. To get started, let's see what happens when a user opens the `/contact` page in both frameworks.
August 2016
 

Web Randomness

Weird, useless, fun, inspiring or just dumb

The best and worst thing about the Web is that anyone can publish almost anything. In this blog post, let's forget about Wikipedia, Google, GoogleMap, KickStarter, etc. and all these platforms that have a tremendous impact on our lives. Let's ...
August 2016
 

Premature code reuse

Avoid the delusion of code reuse

Reusing code is one of the first thing we learn in the IT industry. It's common sense, code reuse means it takes a lot less effort to get your application on the market. Everyone wants as much code reuse as ...
August 2016
 
 

Faster Django Tests

Speed-up your Django test suite

Speed is a feature. When it comes to automated tests, speed is critical. A faster test suite means that your team is more likely to run the tests often, to enjoy the fast feedback and to therefore write more tests ...
July 2016