Debian (development tips)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

These are some extra steps that I've found necessary when starting development in a recently-installed Debian machine.

Jpeg support in PIL and pillow.

$ sudo apt-get install libjpeg libjpeg-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev zlib1g-dev
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/`uname -i`-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so /usr/lib/
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/`uname -i`-linux-gnu/libjpeg.so /usr/lib/
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/`uname -i`-linux-gnu/libz.so /usr/lib/

Installing lxml in Python (Debian based).

If you're getting the "fatal ...

A Simple Django Project Layout

Monday, 12 March 2012

UPDATE: This article was originally written when Django version was 1.4. Since this article was published I made changes based on the new features of Django. You can see some of them in this repository: https://github.com/jackboot7/django-project-template.

This is short entry on how I organize my Django projects, in a way that will be easy to deploy to a production server. This is not meant to be a full tutorial on Django, but just to document ...

Python Audio Tools

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Some days ago, I started to work on a web application that requires to encode audio wave files (.wav) into three other formats, being: MP3, Flac and M4A. That encoding will run in its own Celery task.

One thing I knew for certain is that I wouldn't be running commands such as lame or flac directly.

Since the project is being written in Python, I though it would be nice to use a library to do all the encoding ...

(Local) Online Python Documentation

Friday, 15 October 2010

Today I learned about the 'pydoc' command from Python.

Simply introduce this command in your terminal:

$ pydoc -p 8000

Then you can go to http://locahost:8000. This way you can browse the documentation for all your installed Python modules in the same way you'd use the 'help' command from the Python CLI.

[1] http://docs.python.org/library/pydoc.html

[2] http://pydoc.org/