Posts by Kenneth Reitz

Django 1.9's Improvements for Postgres

A big update to the beloved Python web framework known as Django was released recently: Django 1.9. This release contains a long list of improvements for everything from the graphical styling of the admin to the ability to run your test suite in parallel.

Our favorite improvements to the framework were, of course, all about our favorite database: Postgres. Here are some of the highlights from the official release notes (highly recommended reading).

Renamed PostgreSQL Back-end

Django's fantastic built-in Postgres database back-end received a nice name change. Previously known as django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2, the back-end will now be officially available as the much easier...

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Presenting the Heroku Dashboard

Here at Heroku, we focus our energy on developer experience and productivity. Historically, this has revolved around command-line tools like the Heroku Toolbelt. As a polyglot platform, we have developers that come from all backgrounds — some that prefer command-line workflows and others that prefer web interface. Most use a bit of both.

Today, we're introducing a new first-class interface to our platform: the Heroku Dashboard.

App Awareness and Discoverability

The new Heroku Dashboard features a fresh look and feel, optimized for readability and workflow efficiency.

The more apps you deploy to Heroku, the harder keeping track of them becomes. With Dashboard, you can instantly...

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