Manage your business metrics with Haystack, Elasticsearch and Kibana

  • Jan

A good practice in projects you're undertaking is to bring in business metrics to ensure that the actions being carried out are giving the expected results, the idea of this article is to tell you about my experience using open source tools that make this job easier.


Haystack is a search tool for Django, the way it works is that a SearchIndex is created to determine which fields of the model can be indexed and which fields can be filtered, it supports multiple backends such as Solr, Whoosh, Xapian or Elasticsearch. We chose Elasticsearch because it integrates with Kibana, a ...

Make a metric dashboard for Trello with Django Dashing

  • Jun

A few weeks ago I developed a python library to display metrics for a project requirement, in this post I’ll show how to use it.

The idea is to connect django-dashing with Trello API via

First I make a new Django project and install django-dashing via pip

mkvirtualenv trello_dashboard
pip install Django django-dashing startproject trello_dashboard

Now I add dashing to INSTALLED_APPS in


And include the dashing URLconf in like this:

url(r'^dashboard/', include('dashing.urls')),

To see the dashboard you must have at ...

How to work Heartbleed by XKCD

  • Apr

How to make a simple Phonegap App in an hour or less

  • Mar

The objective of this project is to create a random gallery of images using Flickr API, in the first view we will select a category (tag) and in the next one we will start to see random images about that topic.

For this sample application I’m using Ubuntu 13.10 as my development environment. For starters we want to install node.js from Chris Lea’s PPA and then a few npm requirements:

add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nodejs
npm install -g phonegap
npm install -g bower

Start project

To create a new application we need ...

Million lines of code

  • Oct

Awesome graph that show what is a million of line of code via @infobeautiful

Data: Spreadsheet