End users often need to update multiple items at one time. Unfortunately, building a grid-like user interface in a webpage to allow for this type of editing is often painful and results in a poor substitute for Excel, the standard against which some of these same end users will compare it. Why not just let 'em use Excel?
Hear about the trials, tribulations, and successes of using Django for content providing at a large urban newspaper. Includes a bit of discussion about how they integrate Django with their Big Proprietary Java CMS, their Ruby on Rails components, and Memcached.
In a repeat of his lightning talk from DjangoCon (that wound up a bit longer at our meeting thanks to audience questions), Chris tells us about using the work queuing and distribution system "Gearman".
Local Python Atlanta Meetup member Sklyar Saveland talks about Pinax, an extension for Django that he has been using that supports many common social networking tools for your web site users right out of the box.
What happens when your customer needs the power of a real CMS but you don't want the hosting expense, performance challenge, or theming quirks of driving their web site itself through Plone? Brandon Rhodes shares a war story or two from his recent work to generate both a happy customer and a fast web site by combining Plone with contentmirror and Turbogears 2.
Python Atlanta Meetup organizer Brandon Rhodes welcomed everybody to the June 2009 meeting with his usual "Nuts & Bolts" talk.
What is the recently announced Google Wave technology? How does it look? How can you write programs that interact with it? Our own Rick Thomas shares what he has discovered about this new protocol and how it integrates with your favorite programming language.
After two days of experimenting with Python scripting on his Google Android phone, Sim Harbert reported to us about the experience, with a brief introduction to the technology, how to get started using it, and what promise it might hold for the future.
To kick off our meeting, Brandon Rhodes rambled on a bit about the video equipment that the PyCon team has lent us â€” and on which we are recording this meeting itself â€” and talked about that fact that we need to find enough volunteers to staff the AV team at PyCon 2010 next February in Atlanta. He shares a few specific thoughts about what it was like to be an A/V volunteer at the recent PyCon in Chicago.
Fellow Python Atlanta member Alfredo Deza talks about how his recent project to write a daemon library for Python benefitted from the popular "nose" testing framework and how its test coverage module guided him into creating more complete testing.