Category Archives: Tools

easy_install, pip, virtualenv – getting ready for Django

I like running Django within a virtual environment. It gives each project its own set of programmes, libraries, etc. Updating a library for one project then doesn’t affect (and possibly break) all the other projects

For a simple introduction to virtualenv, etc, see

  1. Install easy_install: sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
  2. Install pip: sudo easy_install pip
  3. Install virtualenv: sudo pip install virtualenv


Basic tools

I’m using an Acer laptop , and started this blog with a fresh installation of LinuxMint 17

Here are the basic tools which I’ve installed since (and this list may grow):