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Piers Storey
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Guys,

Just wondered if many of you are working with or have tried the Python 3.4 pyvenv-3.4 package.. 

I have created a new empty virtual environment and when doing pip freeze can see lot's of packages already installed. Host o/s is Ubuntu 12.04 .. Any thoughts why?
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You shouldn't need to use sudo with virtualenv unless you legitimately need to create a virtualenv owned by root.
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Thanks for the Share +Trinh Nguyen 
There are 2 things you need to install if you want to run the latest version of vitualbox in DigitalOcean's Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: make and gcc # apt-get install make # apt-get install gcc and then # dpkg -i install virtualbox-4.3...
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For any Newbies getting to unit testing.. I've just tried coverage for the first time and i'm really impressed. Understanding how much you have covered in your tests and how much is advised makes life so much easier.. 
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Fantastic.. Thanks +Succubius Eißpin that is really helpfully.. I'll have a look!
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Very good tutorial on integrating Django-Rest-Framework with AngularJS.. I am very interested in decoupling presentation and the logic / model and using a rest framework seems the obvious method.. 
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As we come to the end of 2013 i would like to take the opportunity to personally thank some major influencers that have made a real impact in my development this year.

Firstly thanks to +Simon Kartar who provided so much support and solid guidance this year. If you ever need a truly capable business analysis or project manager then he's your man!

Next would be +Idan Gazit who gave a talk in DjangoCon Europe 2011 on responsive design and django.. After watching the video i was  inspired to have a look at the framework..

After that comes some of the most enjoyable and humorous tutorials / screen casts i have experienced from +Cory Simmons and his Django Djourney blogs.. Cory's style is fairly unique with a "Let's just jump in" attitude that is refreshing from a learners perspective..

Another person producing some solid tutorials is +Mike Hibbert who i would advise anyone interested in django should check out his YouTube channel..

On a getting back to the foundations of python my thanks goes out to +Joe Warren , +Scott Rixner , +Stephen Wong and the rest of their team who produced a superb and very enjoyable interactive python course on coursera.. 

From a top publication perspective +Daniel Greenfeld's two scoops is quickly becoming a major reference in my ongoing development. Thanks for taking the time to write such a great book.

As it is unusual to be able to thank the creator of the very language you have such a passion for my thanks goes to +Guido van Rossum. I only hope one day i can write some code worthy of your language..!!

Lastly my thanks go to a couple of tech bloggers who have both given me support and some great reading over the year being +Trinh Nguyen and +Ajay kumar.

Here's looking forward to a great new year ahead and a continued push to become a better developer..!!
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hah, awesome thanks Piers! Happy New Year's!
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So i'm musing over what the latest versions i should re-build my Django project with..

It's currently built in Django 1.5 and Python 2.7 on a Windows environment. Now i'm re-building on a Linux machine and want to get a cleaner codebase before i push to Bitbucket.

Apps used: taggit and meta < - Expecting to break so will probably not use and South which is obv integrated..

Thoughts Django peoples??
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+Daniel Eriksson It depends, I always evaluate the risk and choose the best solutions for a specific project. Secure server with old packages (debian 7), or server with latest package (ubuntu server 13.10). When you see that big security problems appear on debian too (ex: heartbleed bug). I'm thinking that the risk on ubuntu server is equal to a debian server.
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Any developers up for a challenge? I wish i had the experience to help! 
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Guys.. I am stuck trying to create a test for my blog project.. Any tips or ideas how i can get the Post.objects.create working??

Pastebin shortcut: http://pastebin.com/B6F23rzJ
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Issue resolved in SO.. 
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Really nice tunes.. Nice find on soundcloud.. These make it to Mellow's (Our campervan) playlist.. 
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Top coding session this morning while bouncing to this mix.. Classic little groove getter.. ! 
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[DJ-SET] #root.access - Barcelona At Night - 100k Plays Mix
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