Build a scalable Twitter clone with Django and GetStream.io

Have a look at this tutorial on how to build a scalable twitter clone using django and getstream.io

Django & Performance & Python & Stream Framework tschellenbach 04 Dec 2014 1 Comment

Django Facebook 5.3

The 5.3 release makes it a lot easier to get started with Django Facebook.
Documentation has had a major overhaul, many small bugs have been fixed and setting validation will complain if you make mistakes during the install.

Have a look at the new docs. Especially the bit documenting how to use OpenFacebook will be interesting to many people:

Getting an OpenFacebook object
Making calls

The full docs are linked on github.

Django & Facebook & Fashiolista & Python tschellenbach 04 Dec 2013 128 Comments

Build a scalable feed using Stream-Framework and Django

It’s been a year since the original version of this blogpost was written and it’s time for an update. The Stream-Framework is currently the largest open source solution for building newsfeed. This post will point you in the right direction if you want to build a newsfeed using Stream-Framework and Django.

We’ll be building an example app like this Pinterest style demo.

Besides the open source Stream Framework we also offer a hosted solution for building newsfeed applications at getstream.io. The example application code for the hosted version can be found on Github.

For the open source framework the example app code can be found here.

Django & Python & Scaling & Web Development tschellenbach 18 Oct 2013 222 Comments

Django Facebook – 1.5 and custom user model support

Django Facebook now officially supports Django 1.5 and custom user models! Go try it out and upgrade to pip version 5.1.1. It’s backwards compatible and you can choose if you want to keep on using profiles, or migrate to the new custom user model. Installation instructions can be found on github.

Contributing

Thanks for all the contributions! My startup (Fashiolista) depends on a reliable Facebook integration and maintaining it would not be possible without all the pull requests from the community. Contributions are strongly appreciated. Seriously, give Github a try, fork and get started :)

About Django Facebook

Django Facebook enables your users to easily register using the Facebook API. It converts the Facebook user data and creates regular User and Profile objects. This makes it easy to integrate with your existing Django application.

I’ve built it for my startup Fashiolista.com and it’s currently used in production with thousands of signups per day. For a demo of the signup flow have a look at Fashiolista’s landing page (fashiolista.com)

After registration Django Facebook gives you access to user’s graph. Allowing for applications such as:

  • Open graph/ Timeline functionality
  • Seamless personalization
  • Inviting friends
  • Finding friends
  • Posting to a users profile

Django Facebook helps you quickly develop Facebook applications using Django.
Let me know what features or issues you are encountering!

Django & Facebook & Fashiolista & Python & Web Development tschellenbach 11 May 2013 83 Comments

Django Facebook hotfix, update to 5.0.13

Last night Facebook changed the format they use for codes. (codes are an intermediate step in the process of requesting access tokens.)

This change broke the caching for the convert code step for Django Facebook, breaking login, connect and registration functionality. Fortunately this was quickly reported by developers in a country where there was no Queensday yesterday.

I encourage everybody to update to 5.0.13 to make sure your Facebook integration keeps on working.

Django & Facebook & Fashiolista & Python & Web Development tschellenbach 01 May 2013 118 Comments

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