Car Maintenance App

New app in progress! Hopefully it won’t take months to complete. Should be pretty simple. Especially since this app is going to be primarily for me - and I’m not going to worry too too much about the UI elements. Thinking this is going to be primarily a django based app with templates and model-based views like the keys app. Current State: Developing database models Purpose Provide myself and whoever wants it a place to track their car maintenance, and to make sure that they know when the next scheduled service for a particular maintenance item is due. [Read More]

Docker Infrastructure Project

Part one of [some number] of posts implementing a docker service architecture

I’m building a web infrastructure project that’s based around the project verbose-equals-true (referred to as VET from now on), which sets out to create a set of services to support modern web apps, using several Docker based images to collect everything into separate concerns. I like the philosophy behind the project, and it looks well thought out, however, as things are always changing in this landscape and nobody has the same development environment, there’s always going to be stumbling blocks. [Read More]

Maintaining Older Django and Python Projects

Notes on Legacy Software Maintenance and Building Workable Environments

I have been working on the backend for a project that I’ve written about {{previously–link}}. The established tools server that will be supporting my new React frontend app(s) will be using a backend built on Python 2.7 and Django 1.11, and thus I’ve had to remember how to get a development environment set up that will appropriately support the project running locally on my machine. I have a personal site that runs on the same version of Django, but with Python 3. [Read More]

KeysApp

A Solution for Tracking Brass Keys

The Keys App was my first major project that sought to solve a problem with managing key checkouts without requiring a cumbersome customer database / sign up form. This would target an institution that mostly catered to internal customers, such as a university’s AV department and it’s instructors. It largely replicates a paper-form-based system, with an added layer of data validation and control (emails, phone numbers must be in a valid format; keys can only be returned by their original owners; keys can’t be checked out twice; etc. [Read More]