Peter Baumgartner

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Peter is the founder of Lincoln Loop, having built it up from a small freelance operation in 2007 to what it is today. He is constantly learning and is well-versed in many technical disciplines including devops, scaling, back-end, and front-end development. Peter is a frequent speaker at DjangoCon and has ...
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The Trouble with Thumbnails: Part 1

Images are everywhere on the web. Whether you're building a simple blog, a CMS, or a true web application, chances are good that you'll need to deal with images. Editors, authors, users ...
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Our Failed Kickstarter Was Really a Success

Our Kickstarter campaign for a companion video series to our book High Performance Django ended today just shy of its target. We consider it a great success! That's right... a success. When ...
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The uWSGI Swiss Army Knife

uWSGI is one of those interesting projects that keeps adding features with every new release without becoming totally bloated, slow, and/or unstable. In this post, we'll look at some of its ...
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Speeding Up NPM Installs

I've been working on improving our deployment processes as part of the High Performance Django Infrastructure project we're building out. One consistent pain point is our front-end build system, and particularly, npm ...
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Fast Immutable Python Deployments

Alternate title: Pip 7 is Awesome, Here's Why A typical Python deployment looks like this: Pave the server, setting up a virtualenv and installing any pre-requisites necessary to build/install the Python ...
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