Using ElasticSearch As a Data Source in Django Tutorial

We use ElasticSearch in many different ways at the company I work for.  Since we’re partly a Django shop, we decided to put together a little walk-through tutorial on building a Django app.

In this app, we’re using ElasticSearch as the backing data store for everything related to the tutorial.  Part 1 of the ElasticSearch and Django Tutorial is available.  As a fun side note, the blogging app itself is really a re-skinned version of the tutorial app.  You can fork the code and get started.


Content split going forward

For quite a while, this blog had posts on two unrelated topics — creative writing and programming. Sure, some could make the case that writing good code is an art form, like a form of poetry, blah blah blah.

In general, though, people that came to this site for programming information didn’t care about the writing posts and vice versa. So, I’ve decided to “streamline” things and split the content between two different blogs — each one to be focused more specifically on their given topic (i.e., writing or programming).

So, the programming stuff stays on this blog and the writing content goes over to an older blog (that has just had some life breathed back into it) over on blogspot.

The Update

Some of you may have noticed that there hasn’t been a new post in a while. That’s due to the fact that I’m 2500 (or so) miles from home and haven’t had a chance to really sit down and work up anything that’s worth posting.
I have some programming stuff in the works, but that needs some dedicated time for error checking and such before I can post it. But there will be more posts, and soon (TM).