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Building a Python Tips API with Django REST Framework and Deploying it to Digital Ocean

Posted by Bob on Tue 05 March 2019 in Django • Tagged with Django, APIs, Django REST Framework, tips, Digital Ocean, Django Commands, Postman, Nginx, postgres, Gunicorn, BeautifulSoup, requests, curl, SSH, Linux, deployment • 15 min read

In this article I will show you how to build a simple API for our growing collection of Python tips. First we make a simple Django app, defining the model. Next we use Django REST Framework to make an API supporting common CRUD operations. Then we will test it out using curl, Postman and Django REST's browser front-end. Lastly we deploy the API to Digital Ocean so we can start using it via our Slack with a Slash Command, which I will cover in the next article. Sounds exciting? You bet it is! Let's jump straight in!


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A Step by Step Guide to Implementing and Deploying Two-Phase Registration in Django

Posted by Bob on Sat 05 August 2017 in Django • Tagged with Django, 100DaysOfDjango, Django-registration, Gmail, Postgres, SQLite, registration, tutorial, guide, virtualenv, learning • 11 min read

Two-phase registration, consisting of initial signup followed by a confirmation/activation email is a common piece for any web app. In this article I will guide you through setting this up in Django using the Django-registration plugin and Gmail for messaging. Then I show you how to deploy the app to Heroku.


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Code Challenge 29 - Create a Simple Django App - Review

Posted by PyBites on Mon 31 July 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, Django, 100DaysOfDjango, Heroku, registration, postgres, deployment, purecss, crispy forms, notifications • 1 min read

In this article we review last week's Create a Simple Django App code challenge. The Django fever continues ...


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Twitter digest 2017 week 24

Posted by PyBites on Sun 18 June 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, Postgres, JSON, Rest, API, Strings, Docker, Flask, React, AWS, learning, Py, Instagram, data science, charts, NASA, Faker, GitHub, Readme, indentation, data analysis, twilio • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 20

Posted by PyBites on Sun 21 May 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, pycharm, vim, PyCon2017, tutorials, resources, bpython, dictionaries, Postgres, cli, mentors, tkinter, speedml, machine learning, jupyter, aws, lambda, pcap, unity3d, bot, flask • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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