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A recent question in a Django forum regarding the use of the {% block %} tag inspired this post. I LOVE the block tag and use it extensively so I thought I would share what I know.

A recent question in a Django forum regarding the use of the {% block %} tag inspired this post. I LOVE the block tag and use it extensively so I thought I would share what I know.

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Git is an open source version control system which allows you to create a history of changes that you can refer to when needed.

Git is an open source version control system which allows you to create a history of changes that you can refer to when needed.

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Like Python and other programming languages, JavaScript has packages or libraries that people have written that you can use in your development process. Why reinvent the wheel if someone else has already done the heavy lifting, right? This article covers NPM basics and some common commands frequently used in web development.

Like Python and other programming languages, JavaScript has packages or libraries that people have written that you can use in your development process. Why reinvent the wheel if someone else has already done the heavy lifting, right? This article covers NPM basics and some common commands frequently used in web development.

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Django 2.0 has some pretty big changes in it. One of the most obvious (and my favorite) is the change in the URL patterns. They have simplified it. And eliminated the complicated use of regular expressions.

I was very excited about this change because I have struggled in the past getting the URL regular expression ...

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EDITED: Updated on 05-June-2018 to add more tricks.

Django is a free and open source Python web application framework or collection of modules that makes development easier. It is well-known for its great documentation.

As good as the documentation is (and it is pretty impressive), it can still be confusing and difficult to navigate ...

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Virtual environments are an extremely useful tool that I use every day. However, understanding exactly what a virtual environment was and how I should use it when developing my Python applications did not come easy. I read so many articles trying to grasp what they really were and how they were so beneficial. When it ...

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A group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them separately.


A Git repository is a collection of data related to a particular project. It is made up of files that are committed to branches and references to those commitments.


Git push updates the remote repository with any commits made in the local branch. Example code:

git push 'remote-branch-name' 'local-branch-name'


Git pull updates the local branch with updates from its remote counterpart. This command is particularly useful when working with teams as you can update your local code with any changes that have been made/accepted on the remote branch. Example code:

git pull remote branch name local branch name