Only use worker when required on heroku with Django/Python

For a mobile project I required a background worker which sents an email with 300 generated QR codes zipped together as attachment. This costs quite some time so we need a background worker to execute this task.

I wanted to achieve the following result:

  • When the user wants to generate …

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Django Custom View Decorator with Arguments

To make my life easier I made a simple decorator which checks if the parameters are present in the request.POST or request.GET and returns a response if they are not.

It accepts a list of parameters in string format and will loop through each parameter to check if …

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Simple function to return json in Django

Just a small code snippet I use when I need to return json, comments are welcomed.

from django.http import HttpResponse  
from django.utils import simplejson as json

def json_response(dict_to_convert_to_json):  
    return HttpResponse(json.dumps(dict_to_convert_to_json),

To use it in your view you just do it this …

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