Django 1.8 is one step closer to release and 1.7 has received a few bug fixes.
DjangoCon EU is just over a month away and tickets are going fast. This looks to be a great event with lots of additional sessions and workshops planned.
PyCon Sei (Italy) is happening this April in Florence and the Italian Django community will be hosting a gathering with Django-specific talks.
There will be an in-person Django sprint in London next weekend. If you're in the area, register for the free event and get a chance to hack and learn with some of the best and brightest from the Django community.
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Full page caching is a great way to speed up your application and take load off your servers. This post shows you how to get up and running using CloudFlare as a cache and CDN.
Using a line profiler with the
A neat look into how a security researcher found a vulnerability in a recently released Django package.
A new GoDjango screencast diving into Django's messages framework.
This isn't Django specific, but the topic of async I/O and Django comes up so frequently I'm including it. You may find the conclusion Mike Bayer (of SQLAlchemy fame) makes surprising.
A thorough write-up on how to deploy production Django sites to a Windows server with IIS.
Arun Ravindran (of the ArunRocks screencasts) is writing a Django book. It is available for presale now and is expected to be available this month.
Using Fig to setup a Django web service and multiple Celery workers in Docker.
To restrict access to uploaded files, you need to jump through a few hoops. This post shows you how to set up the necessary Django views.
A quick hack to convert JSON POST data into what Django would get from a standard HTTP form via middleware.
Lots of good tips on keeping your queries manageable when using an ORM like Django's.
Curious how Django compares to Rails? Here's the experience of one developer who made the switch.
Using jQuery to manage multiple forms and some of the gotchas one developer encountered.
How and when to use proxy models in your Django app.
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