This is big news. Django 1.7 is a huge release, including database migrations and an app loading refactor (no more empty
The Django Software Foundation is funding (via donations) somebody to work on Django full-time as a “Django Fellow”. It will be interesting to see how this role drives progress.
Aymeric Augustin is on a role, having contributed major features to every Django release since 1.4. For 1.8, he wants to take on the template engine, making it a stand-alone library and easily swappable with other implementations such as Jinja2.
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The videos from this year’s conference in Portland are online. Great content this year.
Adrian’s first commits to the Django repository were in July 2005. RevSys and the the folks in its birthplace, Lawrence, Kansas are going to throw a birthday party next July.
A cool collection of stories from ladies working professionally with Django and how they got their start.
As with many tools, getting started on your laptop with Celery is easy, but there’s lots of ways to deploy it in production (some better than others). This post gives you an opinionated take on how it should be done.
A pretty technical look at creating and using composite types (a column with multiple typed values) in Django.
Another technical topic by the same author, Matthew Schinckel, on using adjacency lists in Postgres to efficiently store and retrieve tree-like data in Django.
PyDanny blogs about a common use pattern in Django, adding additional attributes (
On large tables, the default Django admin search can be very slow. This post shows you how to use PostgreSQL’s full-text search to provide better and faster results.
An in-depth look at the base
A thorough introduction to using Django’s most popular REST framework, Django REST Framework (DRF).
A common request Django can’t handle out of the box is logging out all sessions associated to a specific user. This post shows you how to do it by adding an extra table to the database to track the sessions.
A step-by-step walk through of using a custom User model in your Django project.
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