Store Django static assets with Amazon S3

For some projects we serve a lot of images, videos, and documents. This can overload your site and make it slower because it is requesting too many resources and processes at the same time. Due to this situation, it is a good practice to ...

Improve WordPress UX With Custom Gutenberg Blocks

Last year, on December 6th, Wordpress 5.0 released a huge upgrade to the content editor UI, the Gutenberg Block Editor came to enhance the Wordpress experience with an extensible drag & drop content designer interface based on React. However this kind of editors are ...

Be a developer and don’t die trying: What I have learned after four years working as one

Last monday was my fourth anniversary working at Swapps as a software developer. It was also my four years anniversary working as a software developer at all. Before working here at Swapps, I had some minor works on my university but none related to ...

Getting started on Elixir and Phoenix

We are always looking for new tools that can help us to grow as developers. Lately I have been learning about functional programming and how it can impact the code I write at large. During that quest, I found out about Elixir, a functional ...

Quick start with Django ORM

As a web developer, using databases may be a pain, you must ensure that all your queries are pretty well structure, and they have to work as expected, so  when you choose and ORM you are in a good way to achieve it, you ...

Creating your first wordpress shortcode

WordPress is the most used Content Management System (CMS) on the world. Its simple design makes it easy to use so everyone may learn its basics in no time. Thanks to its popularity, it is possible to find a great variety of WordPress plugins ...

Working with nested forms with Django

One of the biggest advantages of Django is its ability to create CRUDs applications with no effort. You just need to define your models, register them at the admin and that’s it. If you are not going to follow the admin approach, you may ...

Setting up your Billing account on Google maps and avoiding extra charges

Google Maps is one the most used maps tools in the web. It allows you to embed maps in your website or applications; search by geographic information such as coordinates, addresses, zip codes, etc; get places reviews, along with other options that makes it ...

Speed it up! Recommendations to make your Django app faster

Let's admit it, Django rules. It is simple, trustworthy, fast and it is written in Python. What else do you need? However, we tend to abuse its easiness and we quickly forget that an application grows; and with it the amount of code processed ...

Create your own Wiki with MediaWiki

A wiki can be a useful tool for your NGO. Learn how to create it for free, using MediaWiki. Wikipedia has become the biggest encyclopedia in the world. Its main characteristic is that anyone, anywhere, can create, edit or suggest changes to its content. ...

How to create Django Data Migrations

Sometimes, you have a well defined structure in your database, but you have to refactor it . This refactor implies hard and sensitive changes that may break your database. that's where Data migration appears, to facilitate those changes. “As well as changing the database ...

We were on PyCon Colombia 2019!

When I was just starting to work as a developer, I had the opportunity to go to a software event organized by a big company on Bogotá with some other members from Swapps. It was the first time I experienced this type of event ...