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Bugfix releases were made on the 1.8 and 1.7 branches as well as a security release related to flushing database-backed sessions in the 1.8 release.
DjangoCon US is in Austin, TX this year and shaping up to be a great event. Ticket prices are the lowest they’ve been in years. Take advantage of the early-bird pricing while it’s still available.
High Performance Django
Links of Interest
Four simple tweaks to boost the performance of your Django site by Frank Wiles at RevSys.
Tracy Osborn released her book, Hello Web App last month. It is tailored towards showing non-programmers how to design and build their own web apps using Python and Django.
The recent 7.0 release of
Django 1.8 introduces the
Another post by Real Python, showing you how to use some newer parts of the Docker ecosystem (compose and machine) to help you develop Django sites and ship them to production.
One of the major pain points when doing local development in Docker is the lack of an interactive debugger. This post shows you how to get access to (i)pdb inside your docker container.
A curated list of awesome Django apps and resources by Roberto Rosario.
A quick intro to getting Python and Django running on a Windows computer.
Frank Wiles sings the praises of Wagtail, one of the newer projects on the Django CMS block.
Python 3 is here and support across the Django ecosystem is solid. Arun Ravindran discusses what you need to know to move your projects to Python 3.
Figuring out the dividing line between frontend tools and Django can be challenging. Here’s one approach to that problem which uses Webpack in lieu of Django’s staticfiles.
It’s surprisingly simple (once you see the code) to do face detection in images with OpenCV and Django. Check out the post for all the details.
Some great tips on how to write better code and level up from Django novice to pro.
If you need a sales pitch to use Django on your next project, here’s a nice list to bring to the table.
An example of working around MySQL’s query “optimizer” to shave about a minute off of a single query. We encountered this exact issue just a few weeks ago as well.
One of the new features in Django’s built-in database migrations is the ability to squash multiple migrations down into one. This post explores that functionality and points out some of its rough edges.
A simple caching method for Django models. It won’t work for every situation, but covers the author’s use-case well.
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