Author: chris

I consider myself really lazy. So here’s my basic workflow of home-grown commands I go through whenever I work on a Python project. Some notes before I dive in: replace¬† $PROJECT with the name of your project. I keep a consistent name between projects so I can use the directory name for other things. some…

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With 12factor style environment configs, it’s a very easy to accidentally connect to your production database when you think you’re connecting to dev. Here’s a simple guard you can add to make sure your¬† DATABASE_URL isn’t somehow pointed to someplace it’s not supposed to (assuming you’re using Amazon AWS): bash: if [[ ${DATABASE_URL} == *”amazonaws”*…

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When building high performance Django sites, keeping the number of queries down is essential. And just like controlling technical debt and maintaining test coverage, being successful means making monitoring queries a natural part of your workflow. If your momentum has to be stopped to examine database queries, you’re not going to do it. The solution…

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I’ve been learning Ansible off and on and off for the past year. I have so many complaints, but I still think it’s the least worst provisioning system out there. It’s online at crccheck.github.io/fuckingansible/, but I’ve also embedded it below: I’d go more into Ansible, just just thinking about it make me so angry. So…

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I’ve been interested in Ansible for a long time now, and thanks to my coworker’s expertise, I’ve been able to get my feet wet. My main barrier has been finding a way to run playbooks. For my first attempt at learning Ansible, I tried running it locally using `ansible_connection=local`. But I found that running it…

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