##Day 2!

  • In a tuple such as:
        ("M", "Male"),
        ("F", "Female"),
        ("?", "Unknown")

    … within models.py, the first value is written into the database. The second value is the value that is displayed for the user.</li>

  • After writing up models.py, you need to run these two migrations to sync the database:
    python manage.py makemigrations academy
    python manage.py migrate academy
  • Adding the -p flag can make TWO directories! For example:
    mkdir -p project/subdirectory1/subdirectory2
  • By default, BASE_DIR is set to the root of your project file — the same spot where you can find manage.py.
  • open(): https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#open
  • </ul>

    *csv.DictReader(open(csv_file)) will return a list with each row in the file as a dictionary.

    • OMG THIS INSIDE admin.py IS MAGIC:
    from django.contrib import admin
    from academy.models import Invite
    class InviteAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        list_display = ("name", "branch", "gender", "date_of_birth", "race")
        list_filter = ("branch", "gender", "race")
        search_fields = ("name",)
    admin.site.register(Invite, InviteAdmin)

    *If you just want to ‘deploy’ a site so that it’s available to other users in your intranet network (e.g. other people in your office), try this: 1) Find your IP address by typing ifconfig into your command line. 2) Run $ python manage.py runserver in your terminal. 3) Paste in http://[IP ADDRESS]:8000/admin/ into your browser. Theoretically, this should work, but it did not work for me just now. :(

    • Every time you change your models, in newer versions of Django, run something like: python manage.py makemigrations appname. Every time a migration is run, a file will be added to /appname/migrations. Next, you have to actually run the migration: python manage.py migrate academy.
    • list_display is awesome. So is list_editable.

    Thanks much to http://first-django-admin.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ for the surprisingly straightforward and short django tutorial.

    This post is a part of the #100daysofcode challenge.

    ##Day 1: Random Note to self: if a div inside a div isn't recognizing the parent div as a parent when it's set to position: absolute, it's because the closest parent needs to be set to position: relative. Otherwise, it'll default to position: static. (CSS) Meteor.startup() { } is sort of like $(function() {}); except we use it with meteor. (MeteorJS) Adjust the height of a textarea with its content:
    $('textarea').css('height', 'auto'); 
    If you want the ability to write markdown inside your WordPress posts, see:
    http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/using-markdown-in-wordpress. (I decided on using the PrettyPress Editor.) </li>
  • Note: to pull from a branch inside an upstream repo… git fetch upstream branchname and git merge upstream branchname
  • If I notice that there are elements inside view:source but can't find it inside the browser elements tab, chances are it's because there was a .remove() put on the elements. (JS) localStorage is nice and lighter weight than cookies. Intl.DateTimeFormat().resolvedOptions().timeZone ? Intl.DateTimeFormat().resolvedOptions().timeZone returns the users's timezone! However, this is currently supported on only very limited modern browsers. (JS) This post is a part of the [#100dayosfcode](http://www.thecodingdiaries.com/the-100daysofcode-challenge/) challenge.
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