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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?…

Yesterday on HN I saw a discussion on “how do you manage infrastructure as a solo founder?”. The question is about how to ensure that you have maximum uptime and ensure that issues are quickly resolved. This is a good question, as a solo founder you want to spend your time building new value, not fighting fires. Because of this, managed offerings are almost always the right move. They are more expensive, but the sanity…

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m wanting to redesign my site. It is serviceable right now, but it’s lacking any sort of personality. And I like sites with personality. For this move, I think I’m actually going to back away from my decision to use Hugo, and instead will consider the other possibilities. Hugo is fine. In fact, it’s really good for a lot of reasons. But most of those reasons don’t really resonate…

It’s actually pretty nice. Recently I’ve been reading about a lot of hate of YAML, saying that JSON or XML are far superior. YAML has become quite popular with DevOps tools for defining your configurations because it is readable and easy to use. Everything Kubernetes seems to be YAML-based these days, so this is probably a big source of this frustration. There are tons of complaints about the challenges of inconsistent whitespacing and it’s poor error handling. But Python, one…