Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Industrial-strength Web Development coming through, watch your toes

Progress to report:

I have a working, more-or-less-professional-grade Django-CMS website working in a virtual machine on my desktop computer.  That took over six hours (not all at once).  And, I have it running with the database on a separate (virtual) computer.  And I duplicated that setup so that I have two complete, independent copies of the pair of computers, one for development and one for production.  And I got everything into Mercurial, and made a change on development, and put it in a central repository, and took that change from the central repository to the production site, and it (eventually) worked.  That took about 8 hours, of which at least three hours was setting up PostgreSQL to accept remote connections secured by SSL certificates.  I'll tell you about that some day.

Here's what it looks like:


And here's what it looks like from behind (these are the consoles for the four virtual computers running in VirtualBox):


Progress usually looks boring, though, right?

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