Django Round-Up Django Round-up #2 By Django Round-Up on Jan. 25, 2013 Here it is, Django Round-up #2. We've been scouring the internet for the last couple of weeks looking for the best in Django related topics. We hope it keeps you up-to-date while saving your valuable time. Enjoy! Featured Two Scoops of Django Audrey Roy and Daniel Greenfeld of Cartwheel Web pre-released their e-book covering best practices for Django 1.5 to rave reviews. They know their stuff, be sure to buy your copy today. Django 1.5 release delayed Turns out a few blockers popped up in the Django 1.5 release candidate and the release is going to get bumped a week or so. Getting Started with Django Introduction and Launch Kenneth Love's successful Kickstarter project is starting to see the light of day. If you're new to Django this is going to be a great resource for you. TDD Django Tutorial Here's another one of those hidden gem Django resources. If you are interested in how to do true test driven development (both functional and unit), this multi-part tutorial has you covered. Interesting Links Handling Growth with Postgres: 5 Tips From Instagram The intrepid engineering team at Instagram shows you how they turn the knobs to get the most out of their database. Object-based Views in Django Zachary Voase suggests an alternative to the sometimes confusing and frustrating pattern of deep inheritance in class-based views. Auto-reloading Python Shell An interesting hack to get an iPython shell to exhibit the same reloading behavior as runserver. class2go from Stanford Online Stanford released the code that runs their internal online education platform as an open source project on GitHub. Bootstrap your Django Admin A rewrite of the Django admin templates using Twitter Bootstrap. It adds some new features and gives the admin a responsive layout. An i18n checklist A nice little cheat-sheet to make sure you have all the bases covered before deploying a multi-lingual website. New/Updated Packages proofread : add a quick layer of tests for your web project without actually writing any tests django-croppy : create custom crops of images by specifying a name, coordinates, width and height of the crop django-classy-tags : make writing template tags in Django easier, shorter and more fun django-stripe-payments : handle payments via Stripe django-timepiece : a multi-user time-tracking application Jobs Back-end Django developer at Omni Digital Web developer at Prezi Senior Python Application Developer at Meelo Logic Problem solving Python Engineer at Sanders New Media Like what you saw? Did we miss something? Drop us a line and let us know so we can make the next round-up even better! About the author Django Round-Up Django Round-Up is a low traffic mailing list with high quality Django content. You'll find the subscription form at the end of this page. Django Round-Up is no longer active with Lincoln Loop.