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nealtodd /
Last active May 17, 2021 — forked from tomdyson/
Wagtail on AWS Lambda, with Zappa

Wagtail on AWS Lambda, with Zappa


A demonstration of Wagtail running on AWS Lambda + API Gateway using Zappa for deployment.

This is not a Production solution, it is an insecure setup focusing solely on getting Wagtail to run on Lambda in the simplest way possible (and at zero cost if it is not used beyond this demonstration (or close to zero depending on how much you exercise the S3 bucket)).

caveat emptor!

nealtodd /
Last active Jul 6, 2016
Debugging / testing a third party package without hacking the pip installed version
cd somewhere
git clone[OWNER]/[REPO].git --branch [SPECIFIC BRANCH] --single-branch
cd [REPO]
python develop
# Usually, restart dev server to prevent it using already loaded site-packages modules.
# Hack away on code in [REPO], python will use this one rather than the one in site-packages.
# When done, to switch back:
python develop --uninstall
cd ..
rm -rf [REPO]
nealtodd /
Created Aug 25, 2015
List the longest running tests in a Django test suite
import time
from collections import defaultdict, OrderedDict
from junorunner.testrunner import TestSuiteRunner
from junorunner.extended_runner import TextTestRunner, TextTestResult
class TimedTestSuiteRunner(TestSuiteRunner):
List the longest running tests in a suite
nealtodd / gist:a8f87b0d95e73eb482c5
Created Jun 10, 2015
Django management command to detect missing migration files.
View gist:a8f87b0d95e73eb482c5
import sys
from django.apps import apps
from django.conf import settings
from import BaseCommand
from django.db import connections
from django.db.migrations.autodetector import MigrationAutodetector
from django.db.migrations.executor import MigrationExecutor
from django.db.migrations.state import ProjectState
from django.db.utils import OperationalError
def reorder_ordereddict(ordered_dict, key_order):
Return a new OrderedDict using a source ordered_dict and key_order iterable.
Any keys in ordered_dict that are not in key_order will be added
in their original order to the end of the returned OrderedDict.
KeyError will be raised for keys in key_order that are not in ordered_dict.
Intended for specifiying the order of Form.fields without having to create
them in the required order.
nealtodd /
Last active Nov 14, 2019
Skip migrations for a Django 1.7 test run
# If your test settings file doesn't import any other settings file
# then you can use the function directly:
def prevent_tests_migrate(db):
import django
from django.db import connections
from django.db.migrations.executor import MigrationExecutor
ma = MigrationExecutor(connections[db]).loader.migrated_apps
return dict(zip(ma, ['{a}.notmigrations'.format(a=a) for a in ma]))
nealtodd / uwsgi-init.d
Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from mariuz/
uwsgi init.d for Wagtail on Debian
View uwsgi-init.d
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Provides: emperor
# Required-Start: $all
# Required-Stop: $all
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: uwsgi for wagtail
# Description: uwsgi for wagtail
View gist:6883345

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Ctrl+⇧+K delete line
Ctrl+ insert line after
nealtodd /
Last active Dec 23, 2015
Django management command: Take a fully qualified URL and show the resolved view (accounting for decorators on the view).
from textwrap import dedent
from urlparse import urlparse
from import BaseCommand
from django.core.urlresolvers import resolve, Resolver404
class Command(BaseCommand):
Take a fully qualified URL and show the resolved view
nealtodd /
Created Jul 2, 2013
Django formset for validating a minimum number of filled out forms.
from django import forms
class MinimumRequiredFormSet(forms.models.BaseInlineFormSet):
Inline formset that enforces a minimum number of non-deleted forms
that are not empty
default_minimum_forms_message = "At least %s set%s of data is required"