How leaders can get to where the work happens and take part in business decisions on GitHub.

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Let’s create a client-side search index

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Magnifying glass
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Announcing the release of a new version of the OWASP WSTG.


Building a responsive website with color themes? Better start at the root

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Laptop with design software
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Catering to Color Preferences


How to build your own newsletter list with DynamoDB and SES email signup confirmations

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Card inside envelope
Photo by Rinck Content Studio on Unsplash.

Introducing Simple Subscribe


Which one should you be using? Why Wi-Fi security matters.

Illustration by author.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)


Basic security best practices to share with your non-technical friend.


The lesser-known risks of ISPs and why I chose ExpressVPN.


How to write tests for your Django applications that boost your team and are actually useful

Testing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Testing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Cartoon by the author. It’s just soda in the test tube, but I’m not taking chances with that beaker.


Using Makefiles, pre-commit hooks, and GitHub Actions to help create a happy development team

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Stick figure raising their arms in celebration.
Illustration by the author.

A Custom CLI Tool for Your Django Project

python3 -m venv env
source env/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
python3 manage.py makemigrations
python3 manage.py migrate
python3 manage.py collectstatic
python3 manage.py runserver

Victoria Drake

Director of Engineering. Core maintainer, OWASP Web Security Testing Guide. Only a small slice of my posts are here. Get the full pie 👉 https://victoria.dev

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