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Python

Channels and Webhooks

Django is an awesome web framework for python and does a really good job, either for building websites or web APIs using Rest Framework. One area where it usually fell short was dealing asynchronous functionality, it wasn’t its original purpose and wasn’t even a thing on the web at the time of its creation. The […]

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Startups

Finding Product Market Fit

Interesting talk addressing the challenges of finding product market fit, in the form of a case study about Weebly . It’s worth the 1h you will spend listening, if you are into this kind of stuff. The transcript and slides can be found on the Startup School’s website.

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Random Bits Startups

Some content about remote work

If you already have read some of my earlier posts, you will know that I currently work remotely and am part of a team that is spread across a few countries. For this reason I try to read a lot about the subject, in order to try to continuously the way we work.  On this […]

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Blockchain

Experiment: ChainSentinel.co

The amount and maturity of the tools available to help developers in process of building new applications and products is often crucial to the success of any given technology, platform or ecosystem. Nowadays in this blockchain trend we are witnessing, the front runner and most mature contender is Ethereum, for sure. The quality and quantity […]

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Python

Django Friday Tips: Links that maintain the current query params

Basically when you are building a simple page that displays a list of items that contain a few filters you might want to maintain them while navigating, for example while browser through the pages of results. Nowadays many of this kind of pages are rendered client-side using libraries such as vue and react, so this […]

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Python

Looking for security issues on your python projects

In today’s post I will introduce a few open-source tools, that can help you improve the security of any of your python projects and detect possible vulnerabilities early on. These tools are quite well known in the python community and used together will provide you with great feedback about common issues and pitfalls. Safety and […]

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Blockchain

Finding blockchain challenges to learn and practice

With “Blockchain” technologies gaining a certain momentum in the last few years, we have witnessed a spread of different implementations with many variations in several aspects, even tough they are  built over the same principals. This field is not easy to get started with and after taking the time to learn one approach, lets say […]

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Blockchain

Creating a NEP5 Token on NEO network

In this post I will try to introduce a way of creating a digital token, that doesn’t rely on the Ethereum network, neither on their ERC20 standard. Other than Ethereum there are several other blockchain implementations that ofter the possibility of running smart-contracts and therefore allowing the creation of new digital tokens. The option that […]

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Python Technology and Internet

Django Friday Tips: Adding RSS feeds

Following my previous posts about RSS and its importance for an open web, this week I will try to show how can we add syndication to our websites and other apps built with Django. This post will be divided in two parts. The first one covers the basics: Build an RSS feed based on a […]

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Blockchain

Upgrade your “neo-python” wallets

Several weeks ago I started to explore the NEO ecosystem, for those who are not aware NEO is a blockchain project that just like Ethereum pretends to create the tools and the platform to execute smart-contracts and create new types of decentralized applications. It has its pros and cons just like any other system, but […]