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Python Package Manager Shootout

tl;dr I built a benchmark for Python Package managers, you can view it at https://lincolnloop.github.io/python-package-manager-shootout/ When starting a new Python project, you have a few different options for how you want to manage your dependencies. Like Node.js has npm, yarn, …
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Distributed Locking in Django

As you start scaling an application out horizontally (adding more servers/instances), you may run into a problem that requires distributed locking. That's a fancy term, but the concept is simple. Sometimes you have to be sure that when a block …
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Goodconf: A Python Configuration Library

I've been working quite a bit lately on streamlining Lincoln Loop's standard deployment systems. One thorn we've always had is how to handle application configuration. In the past, we would have our configuration management system write the configuration out to …
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Sharing Media Files Without S3

Nowadays, it's common to deploy multiple application servers, but it poses a very common problem; How are these application servers going to share the media files contributed by the users? Cloud providers like Google, Rackspace or Amazon Web Services solve …
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Let's Encrypt DNS Challenge

Let's Encrypt is a new certificate authority. It is a huge improvement over the manual complex process of acquiring and deploying an HTTPS server. The process is now: Free Automatic (no more login to sites, filling forms, concatenating certificates) This …