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Links of Interest (Video Edition)
There's so many great videos out there post-Pycon. Add these to your playlist:
Django's release manager, James Bennett, discusses some of his favorite parts of the Django stack including it's HTTP handling and "conservative" approach to features.
A tutorial on starting with Django for people without any experience in back-end programming.
Moving your Django site from local development to production deployment.
A deep dive into what's happening when an HTTP request comes into Django and how the request gets back out to the user.
A look into how Django 1.7's built-in migrations came to be and the design decisions that made it what it is today.
The rumors of TDD's death are a bit exaggerated. This tutorial will teach you the best practices for testing Django web applications.
Kenneth Love's popular Getting Started with Django series distilled into a crash course tutorial.
A great talk on an often ignored topic in the Django world by Simon Willison.
Another talk from Simon on the benefits of using feature flags and how to do it in Django.