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By Shivan Sivakumaran

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By Shivan Sivakumaran • Issue #52 • View online
Kia ora e hoa,
I want to introduce something special that I have been working on.
It is a web application useful to optometrists and optical dispensers.
The motivation:
  1. I want to learn how to create a website using Django and ‘productionise’ it.
  2. I do these calculations at work. There are resources available, but I wanted to build my own.
I have a motivation to learn and a problem to solve. Perfect!
Here is the website live: https://optomcalc.shivan.xyz
Here is a video demonstrating how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZNr_l9UuI
Here is most of the code: https://github.com/ShivanS93/optomcalc
There is code above this that productionises (using other technologies like a virtual machine, NGINX, gunicorn, docker), but it’s a bit messy.
In the future, I’ll write a blog post about this.
Would you mind letting me know if you have any ideas or feedback?
Thanks for reading, and all the best for the week ahead.
Ngā mihi nui,
Shivan :)

My Favourite Things
  1. Website The Django Project This is a web framework that I have been learning. It allows you to make a website using the Python programming language.
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You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air
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