Bootstrapping WordPress Theme Development with Sage

If you are familiar with Wordpress theme development, you know things can get a little messy when you are starting from the ground up. Building a theme from scratch is not easy, and setting it up can take a lot of the time you ...

How to secure WordPress from attacks

Information is power, and people like power, so there are people specialized on stealing your information. Internet is in an arms race between security experts and malicious agents, where every day new vulnerabilities are discovered, abused and patched. It is never a problem of ...

Animations with CSS3

In the last animations post we spoke about how to make animations with Javascript, this time we're going to talk about how to make the same thing using CSS3. Worth mentioning that with CSS3 we are going to write less code, in this case ...

Simple django wordpress integration with Django WordPress API library

Nowadays, WordPress is the most known CMS in the web. For creating and managing static content with no complex logic behind, it is a good point to start. The problem is when you need to start managing users, custom data and relate them through ...

Animations with JavaScript

When building a website, it is intended to be striking, but without sacrificing usability and functionality. To achieve this, different animations or effects can be used to call user attention. However, implementing an animation can be limiting; for example, the wide variety of mobile ...

Squash your response time in Django: Querysets

You just picked up this framework named Django, played around with it's ORM for a while and you love how easy you can work with it. You start to notice that your perfect page is taking ages to load. You check your django-debug-toolbar and ...

Our Agile Software Development Process at Swapps

In Swapps we work with Agile methodologies, which is a way of working on software developing projects. Of course, there are many ways of working with these methodologies, and here I will expose, they way Swapps adapted its own process to these methodologies. This ...

Team organization Tools

As a Project Manager in a software developing company you have a lot of things to do. You have to create tasks, assign them properly, do testing, keep track on what everyone is doing, make sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to, ...

Testing Files with Python/Django

One of the most important moments when writing a python application is testing. It could be boring, tedious and {{ insert your favorite insult here }}, but it will save your life when that careless teammate goes and twists everything (that careless teammate could ...

Simply Django: Announcements

Once you have a site on production, new needs start showing up. For us one of those needs was to be able to send information to our users when something was happening to the application, like some update or maintenance. There are two simple ...

Setting a testing/deployment pipeline for your Django app using Codeship and AWS CodeDeploy

If you have been working with Django (and probably web in general) you must be already used to doing deployments this way (assuming you do testing): Run the tests for my app SSH to my server Set up my repository and clone the branch ...

How to create a Django Application using Cookiecutter

The Django Cookiecutter created by Pydanny allow us to create a Django application with a great structure and best practices in no time. The official repository is located at: https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django Even though, the documentation is clear, I want to show you the whole process: Install ...