The 1.7 release is nigh! Lots of awesome improvements coming down the pike.
The preliminary talk schedule for DjangoCon US was posted recently. It will be back in Portland this year, September 2-4.
A new conference was announced focusing on more advanced aspects of Django. It will be held November 14-15 in Amsterdam.
Links of Interest
Tom Christie has blown the doors off the goals for his Kickstarter project to fund development of DRF 3. If you haven’t contributed yet, there’s still a few days left.
Andrew Godwin released the last version of South to ease upgrading to the forthcoming migration framework in 1.7.
Elena Williams is back with her Django News podcast. This is June’s edition, featuring Jannis (aka jezdez) talking about static files.
A thorough intro to Django from the DjangoGirls team.
A nice introduction to the new migrations framework with code examples and video.
More preparation for the 1.7 release. Make sure your upgrade goes smoothly with these tips from Mark Lavin at Caktus Group.
Buddy Lindsey’s latest GoDjango screencast covers background jobs and the differences you need to know in the recent releases of Django and Celery.
Some good tips on basic smoke testing for Django views. While not as focused as unit tests, these sorts of tests cover a lot of code and can catch many potential errors.
A tutorial from Twilio’s blog that walks you through building an Interactive Voice Response system (think, “to do X press 1”) in Django.
A talk with lots of good performance tips for Django developers, covering both the front-end and back-end.
An introduction to rest_framework_ember , a few DRF helper classes to make it output data in the format Ember expects.
Efficient methods to serve private static files (only visible after login) in Django with Nginx.
The final in a two-part series on the oft-overlooked (and awesome) full-text search capabilities in PostgreSQL.
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