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Simple Things

Another example of a template server, this time Python-based, using the Flask framework and Jinja2 templates serving JSON data – simply a refactor of the Node-based Express version.

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Building

Working with a simple Node.js development stack to build a simple data-driven template web application – using Mustache, the Express framework and a few handy tools along the way.

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One Note

Here’s a note on using the PyDev plug-in for Eclipse with our virtualenv set-up, configuring your Python Path within PyDev and running custom commands from the console — particularly for Django development.

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Here’s to Taking It Easy

How to set up multiple Python environments on Linux, using Virtualenv to handle isolated project and pip for package management.

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Home Security

Lessons in user permissions and groups, enabling Apache VirtualHosts to server HTTP from within an encrypted home directory on Ubuntu.

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As Long as You Follow

Integrating Twitter into Beats Per Mile to send automatic progress updates, authenticating with OAuth and using the TwitterOAuth PHP library.

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Moving Pictures

How Instagram’s new API served images for Beats Per Mile, using real-time location data to find geotagged images nearby our runner.

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The Show Must Go On

How Beats Per Mile handles the music, initially attempting to use SoundCloud only to be thwarted by copyright infringement, ultimately to build a player from scratch just in time.

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I ain’t here for business, I’m only here for fun.