I’m Matt Layman.

I want to help you learn more about Django and Python.

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

Refactoring and New Features - Building SaaS with Python and Django #137

In this episode, I continued on the teacher checklist for the homeschooling app. We added data to the context and this required some refactoring to be able to reuse data from other parts of the app.

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

New App In Project - Building SaaS with Python and Django #136

In this episode, I broke ground on a brand new feature. The feature will be a task checklist for teachers. Since the checklist is directly for teachers, I created a new Django app named teachers and showed how to hook that into the rest of my Django project.

  • #Python
  • #htmx
  • #Ruby
  • #PHP
  • #JavaScript
  • #Django
  • #Flask
  • #RubyOnRails
  • #Laravel
  • #AJAX

You Don't Need JavaScript

What If I Told You… You Don’t Need JavaScript. This talk explores why #JavaScript is not good fit for most web apps. I then show how most web apps can do dynamic things using htmx. I provide examples using #Django, #Flask, #RubyOnRails, and #Laravel.

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #debugging

Debugging Tips And Techniques

Your Django app is up. You’ve got users. Your users are hitting bugs. How do you debug to fix the problems? That’s the focus of this Understand Django article.

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

Brew Install The World - Building SaaS with Python and Django #135

In this episode, I tried to get started after a long break, but my virtual environment was broken. This entire episode is a journey deep into Python installing world. Did I come out on the other side? Yes, we figured it out. You’ll have to watch (or skip to the end) to figure out what happened. :)

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

User Requests - Building SaaS with Python and Django #134

In this episode, we took a break between big projects and worked on some smaller usability features requested by users of the app.

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

S3 FileField - Building SaaS with Python and Django #133

In this episode, we built the UI to allow users to request an end-of-year PDF bundle. Then we hooked the model up to S3 via django-storages and tested everything out.

  • #Python
  • #Data
  • #Great Expectations
  • #Quality

Great Expectations Data Quality Testing

Great Expectations is a shared, open standard for data quality. It helps data teams eliminate pipeline debt, through data testing, documentation, and profiling

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #SaaS

PDF Courses Report - Building SaaS with Python and Django #132

In this episode, we added a final PDF report to the PDF bundle. This report was different than the other because there wasn’t a pre-existing HTML report to mimic. I built a report that shows all the completed course tasks for each student.

  • #SaaS
  • #Python
  • #Django

PDF Attendance Report - Building SaaS with Python and Django #131

In this episode, we added a third PDF report to the PDF bundle. The patterns from previous reports made this one go faster, but I hit some small snags with the output of the PDF being crushed together.

  • #Lua
  • #HTTP
  • #Parser

Lua Log #9: HTTP Parser

In the last entry, I concluded that I wanted to build my own HTTP parser. This post looks at how I did the parser building and what’s next for my Lua web framework.

  • #SaaS
  • #Python

PDF Progress Report - Building SaaS with Python and Django #130

In this episode, we added the next report to the PDF bundle. In the process of adding this report, I cleaned up some of the PDF generation code and refactored to some common patterns.

  • #Lua
  • #HTTP
  • #Parser

Lua Log #8: HTTP Parsing

My next challenge in my Lua project is to parse incoming network data into HTTP requests that an application can process. In this entry, I explore the options available to me and why I am making the choice to build my own HTTP parser.

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #security

Security And Django

You want to protect your users' privacy, right? The goal is noble and users demand it, but how do you do it? In this Understand Django article, we’ll look at some areas that improve the security of your application.

  • #Lua
  • #Routing

Lua Log #7: Routing Requests

Do you know the feeling when a project starts coming together and things seem exciting and electric? I had some of that feeling this week as I figured out how to route requests in my web framework.

  • #Django
  • #SaaS
  • #Python

PDF Debugging - Building SaaS with Python and Django #129

In this episode, I debugged the static file handling that my homeschool application is using when it generates PDF reports.

  • #Lua
  • #ASGI
  • #Atlas

Lua Log #6: LASGI - ASGI in Lua

In my limited time this week, I built out the interface between the web server and my application. I’m leaning heavily on work done in Python by implementing ASGI in Lua.

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #SaaS

Form Features and CSS - Building SaaS with Python and Django #128

In this episode, we worked on a user requested feature that improves a workflow for task management in the homeschool app. After completing the feature, I returned to the PDF bundle project to add CSS styling to the PDF report.