Category Archives: Programming


Laravel for Django developers, part 3

During the last day of Christmas break I’ve spent a few hours trying to pick up Laravel again, from the beginning. I remember I blogged about Laravel back in 2016 (time flies!), and reading them again, I am surprised that what I thought back in 2016 still applies today. Today I am going to talk… Read More »

Django Rest Framework QuerySet

I have just created this python library so that you can query the remote api just like the Django queryset. It is particularly usefully when used in Django ListView with pagination. 

Posting image to thumbor using requests package

Seems like there are not many code sample there, and the requests documentation was giving the wrong hint to use files={‘file’: open(‘image.jpg’)} which you will end up getting 415 response code. I think I will just share my working sample code here to save someone’s time


Make sure you are closing the DB connections after accessing Django ORM in your threads

I was writing a service which import various feeds and then post to another RESTful API, simple enough as below:

Then the feed model:

Then run this feed in trivial code:

And you will quickly notice the threads complaining

What it’s happening is Django will create a new connection per thread… Read More »

EJB stateful vs stateless

I have been studying Java EE and I posted a question on Stackoverflow to verify my understanding of “SessionBean”, here is the summary: Stateless bean in client:

  Stateful bean in client:

  A stateless session bean, should not store a state in the bean instance, in order words, it’s class members should… Read More »

Your function parameters should be as simple as possible

Let’s say you have a function to process a GET parameter from a HTTP request, the bad example to do this is:

The above example has 2 problems: 1. This will become a nightmare to write unit tests on this function, now you need to mock the request object to contain the attribute GET… Read More »