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As a Pythonista, Django is the go-to web framework for me. It’s far from sexy, but that doesn’t matter. Django’s catchphrase is accurate: “The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines”. The batteries-included approach that Django takes, similar to Ruby on Rails, makes it an incredibly productive framework. Let’s briefly talk about the standard challenges or choices you will need to implement for any web application. Standard challenges How are you going to map your data?…

A few posts back, I wrote about switching up my training routine. I’ve been training “intensely” for a little over a week now and I have already learned some lessons. Lessons learned 1. Train weaker muscle groups first On my first upper-body day, I started with chest and then back. Then I did shoulders, followed by biceps and triceps. This was not the right order. My mind-muscle connection for chest and back was great. Shoulders…

There is often a disconnect between what is fun and what should be done. This is especially true in software development. As a developer, we are often drawn to shiny new tools. We want to play with the sexy new technologies, not the old reliable ones. But when it comes to building products, boring is good. When you build boring, you are building something with a stable base. Boring usually has an enormous community where…

From time to time it is good to change things up when it comes to your training. For the longest time, I’ve been doing high-volume training for maximum hypertrophic gains. Occasionally I’ll convince myself that I care about strength too and will do a strength-block for a month or two, but I don’t really care about powerlifting. My goals are always to look and feel good. Gaining some strength and athleticism is nice, but it’s…