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Messing with Postgis lately I found I really needed to be able to quickly create a database in pgAdmin III. Here is how I was able to do that. First, create a database in pgAdmin. Make sure you select the owner to be the same as the new databases. I named mine postgis-template.
I'm working on a mapping application in Django and of course the logical thing to use here is GeoDjango. I'm also a fan of Postgres so I wanted to use Postgis for the database. Here is how I set it up on a Macbook pro running Mountain Lion. For this I'm going to use the earlier install of Homebrew.
I work with git every day. Its a great dvcs and my version control system of choice. Recently after working on a project the client needed to move to a different host with better support. After staging everything on the new server there were some changes involved so I created a new branch and then tried to push it to bitbucket.org (which rocks btw).
Using my new Macbook Pro with retina display has been nothing but a joy but there are a few things a Django developer needs to be as efficient as possible. One of those is Virtualenv. Here is how to get it quickly setup and running on your new Mac.
Now that I'm moving forward on my own projects I decided to give Ruby on Rails a chance. I'll be throwing aside my prejudices learned the last 5 years using Python and Django and learning Rails. Why now? Simple, I've got some e-commerce projects moving forward and I really like to look of Spree Commerce. I'm actually super excited to learn Rails! Its something I've been meaning to do for some time.