A common problem that crops up when working in academia is having a large list of references that you need to gather some metadata for (authors, journal, publication date, DOI, etc.). I recently encountered this problem when creating a database for my research, and I needed to get the URL links for about 300 separate references. I had a Word document that contained most of the information, including the primary author and the article title, but no easy way to get the links for them. …
When following other tutorials for Django, I noticed that many don’t go into detail about how to make the project 12factor compliant, especially in regards to storing secrets like the
SECRET_KEY and the database credentials. This tutorial will show how to start a new Django project and configure it to keep secrets safe. It will also use Docker to build containers for the python backend and a PostgreSQL database.
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