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Django Screencasts [ID:175]

a series of video-tutorials by Empty

Django Screencasts delivers periodic screencasts that help beginning to intermediate programmers get the most out of the Django Framework, a web framework built on top of the Python programming language. Each episode will either feature short focused tips and tricks that you can apply to your own project immediately, or longer tutorial pieces that help guide you in new subject areas.

Video Tutorials

1. Django Screencasts - Syndication Framework Part I

In this screencast I cover implementing Django’s syndication framework into an existing application. We’ll start with a simple blogging application and walk through what it takes to get syndication (rss feeds) implemented, covering modifications to the, implementation of a Feed class, creation of the templates, as well as adding syndication auto-detection in the browser. See full show not [...]

2. Django Screencasts - Syndication Framework Part II

In this screencast I cover implementing model based feeds using the syndication framework. We’ll start where we left off last time and enhance our simple blogging application by adding feeds for individual sections of the website. We will walk through modifications to the, implementation of a model based Feed class, and changes to our base template to expose the feeds. Finally I will brie [...]

3. Django Screencasts - Custom Management Commands

In this screencast I cover adding custom management commands into your Django applications. Custom management commands are a method of extending Django’s built-in commands that are made available through the or scripts. Source code and show notes for the screencast, as well as other resources, is provided on my blog

4. Django Screencasts - NewForms Personalization

In this screencast I cover NewForms Personalization. Often you have a drop down or some other field in your NewForm that you need to have personalized, or changed based on the logged in user or other instance criteria. This screencast will show you how to accomplish that in your applications. Source code and show notes for the screencast is provided at my blog

5. Django Screencasts - Mapping Flatpage URLs

In this screencast I cover how to map specific URLs to the Flatpages contrib. There are times when you want the advantages and flexibility of flatpages, but also do not want URL mapping to be open ended and are uncomfortable with the fallback middleware approach. Watch this screencast and learn more. Show notes and more information is available at my blog

6. Django Screencasts - Application Settings

In this screencast I cover how to implement application based settings in a way that keeps the application pluggable. Watch this screencast and learn more. For show notes and source code please see my blog.

7. Django Screencasts - NewForms Admin I

In this screencast I cover converting an existing application to the NewForms-Admin Branch of Django. We will cover hooking the NewForms-Admin into our module, extracting out the inner Admin class information into a NewForms-Admin class, handling the prepopulate_from, and organizing our admin class information into a separate module. For show notes and sample application, please see my b [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.



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