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November 13, 2012

Integrating Google Places API and Django TastyPie

The Object TastyPie is a REST API library built for the Django framework. It primarily serves as an out of the box solution for serving up data for your Django ORM models. The library also has a non-ORM function, however it still revolves around creating, reading, updating, or deleting objects. For our latest project, BlurtAbout, we had to integrate with a location based API so we chose Google Places.

October 22, 2012

Beginner DevOps with Django and Fabric

The Intro Now that Yeti's been working with Django for quite some time, we've built up a significant number of tools and libraries we use out of the box on every project. It's gotten to the point where we have a fairly large step by step process when we're spinning up a new skeleton project. Everytime we add a new step to the process it ends up becoming that much more difficult to maintain, teach, and follow.

October 12, 2012

The Basics of Django TastyPie and iOS RestKit

We've been using Django for the past couple years to build applications that communicate with mobile clients (that's kind of our thing). This has always been our preferred backend because we are very concerned about the ability for our applications to scale and communicate across platforms. To make a long story short, being founded by two mobile developers, we've been on a quest since day one to discover the easiest and most effective way to make backend servers and apps play nicely together.

April 23, 2012

Pros/Cons of common programming languages.

Today developers use Wordpress, Django and other frameworks such as Drupal and Joomla to create websites and mobile applications. Why do some developers mainly use Wordpress for building sites while others use programs such as Django, Drupal and Joomla?

March 18, 2012

Yeti Goes to PyCon 2012

Yeti's development team attended PyCon this past week in Santa Clara, CA. PyCon is a development focused conference for the Python programming language. We have a dedication to Python here at Yeti since it powers the Yeti system's cloud based server logic and web platform using the Django framework. The team attended several classes at the beginning of PyCon such as Advanced Python Techniques and Django in Depth taught by Raymond Hettinger and James Bennett respectively. Both instructors were great and extremely informative!