Setting Up Multiple Databases With Django

Working with multiple databases in Django can seem a bit overwhelming at first but setting it up properly is straight forward and really effective.  I'm working on a project where I need to set up an external read-only database running MySQL.  I don't typically use MySQL and I wanted to isolate the data that was being imported into this database.  The database …

Building a Custom Django Admin Form

I recently needed an easy way to bulk upload data to one of my database models from the Django admin.  I didn't want this functionality accessible to users so it didn't make sense to build the CSV file import into the main application.  The only other place on the app where this form could live is the Django admin (at least for now).

There is a lot that can be …

Downtime

One of the things I've always struggled with is setting aside "downtime" for myself.  Over the last few years I've tried to rectify this by setting aside at least one day a week where I'm not working or thinking about work.  This is typically on Sunday.  Over the last few months I've been able to focus my time on my business, Highview Apps, and my consu…