Django Notes – Part 3

Programming  Tutorials 
API Access to the Notes To give our web application an API we are going to be using the REST framework. For our API to work correctly we need to provide ways for the application to serialize data, that is, convert the database objects into JSON. We will need to create a serializer object for each of the data objects we want to be able to access. Firstly, we need to create the directory structure so go ahead and create the following directories/files inside our notes/ folder:
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Django Notes – Part 2

Programming  Tutorials 
Securing the Application Now that we can view our notes on the website, we are going to want a login system. Currently anyone can navigate to our website and see all of our notes. Not ideal. To secure our site we will be using a combination of Djangos built-in auth module and crispy forms. First off we will add the auth modules URLs to the project so open up the URLs file in the project directory and add the following.
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Django Notes – Part 1

Programming  Tutorials 
Creating the Application To start, we will create a virtual environment for our project and install the required libraries mkdir DjangoNotes cd DjangoNotes python3 -m venv venv source venv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements.txt Now that we have our environment setup we can create out Django application. django-admin startproject DjangoNotes python manage.py startapp notes Whilst we are still doing some admin setup, we need to initialise our database and create ourselves a superuser.
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Flask API Template

Programming 
Flask API Template I often use Flask when I am writing a small web interface for an application. Flask proved to be a very simple easy to use framework and so I decided I would write an API. The end goal is to have a database back-end and a simple interface for retrieving and storing notes. However, this post is just about setting up a template and authentication for the API.
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Basic Java Threads

Programming 
Basic Java Threads Java provides classes and methods to create multiple threads inside your Java process. This allows you to run multiple different pieces of code at the same time. In the code below each of the worker threads prints out that they have started, wait a random amount of time before printing their message, wait another random amount of time and print that they have stopped. Each time the program runs the output will be in a different order.
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Logging with Java

Programming 
Logging with Java When writing applications in Java it is incredibly useful to print out information as you go a long so that you can track what your application is doing and the state of various different variables. One method of doing this is to use print statements, however, when it comes time to package your code into an application, you have to track down and delete/comment out all of these print statements.
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Useful Commands

Programming 
This is my page of small scripts and little one liners that give a helping hand during my daily use of Linux machines.
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