Sustainable open source management.

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open-source

One of the main difficulties in managing an open source project is how to maintain it without burning out.

The issue list is an open invitation for contributions which require your time and attention, which can be both beneficial and harmful.

As a maintainer on a project you are uniquely ...

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Django models, encapsulation and data integrity

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django python technical

A design issue we've found when building large Django applications is that model instances lack any real encapsulation. As codebases grow it becomes difficult to make any cast-iron guarantees that you really are enforcing application-level data integrity.

We'll take an example of user accounts to demonstrate the issue ...

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How Recruiting Graduates Benefits Our Business

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recruitment

As DabApps has expanded over the past few years, one of the issues that we've had to deal with is how to recruit good quality staff. We're a company with a focus on specific technologies, and we need staff who have the right skills and are keen to ...

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Our First Kickstarter Campaign: Django REST framework 3

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open-source
django
REST-framework
projects
news

Over the last three years I've spent a large amount of my spare time dedicated to building an open-source Web API framework. The project has been growing in popularity, gaining users, and is now a well-established and widely used piece of software.

Two weeks ago I launched a Kickstarter ...

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What's The Purpose Of Your App?

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productdevelopment
apps
innovation

In this post I'd like to consider the importance of a solidly defined purpose in the world of apps.

An entire feature in the Evening Standard appeared recently on Candy Crush describing it as 'the Crystal Meth of the commute'!

This repetitive game has become an addiction for half ...

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DabApps Tops Government Digital Survey

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news
recognition
digitalservices

DabApps has come out on top in a recent government digital services survey.

The assessment exercise, conducted in March, invited 175 registered digital suppliers on the Digital Government Framework to take part, and the results have just recently been published.

Participants were rated in ten areas, designed to highlight the ...

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