Jul 24

Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest

OSCON: Django Master Class Online


Today at OSCON Simon Willison, Jeremy Dunck, and Jacob Kaplan-Moss each took on three major aspects of Django to teach in the Django Master Class. They were:

1. Unit testing (Simon). First because it’s important, dammit!
2. Stupid middleware tricks (Jacob). Make middleware work for you, not against you.
3. Signals (Jeremy). Get notified when important things happen.
4. Forms & AJAX (Simon). Django’s newforms library rocks, and it goes great with this whole “AJAX” thing. Now you can finally show your face in those cool “Web 2.0” cliques.
5. Template tag patterns (Jacob). Save time writing those repetitive tags by factoring out common tasks.
6. Custom fields (Jeremy). Because not every piece of data is a simple, primitive type.
7. OpenID (Simon). Learn the straight dope about OpenID, and see how to integrate it into your Django site.
8. The “rest” of the stack (Jacob). Also known as “how to scale your website by copying LiveJournal.”
9. GIS (Jeremy). Store data about our planet. Or another one.

They've posted all of the slides and associated notes online. We've posted previously about the Django book and the Django gallery site (now at 237, up from 159). The interest in Django continues to increase.

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Comments: 7

  Morillo [07.25.07 12:09 AM]

Django's popularity is growing fast, no doubt. It's an excellent framework. Why you at O'Reilly don't have a single book on Django in the pipeline?

  Simon Willison [07.25.07 12:10 AM]

Jacob has a really cool slide illustrating Django adoption: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacobian/866880979/ - it's a mosaic of 650 sites that are powered by Django.

  Chris [07.25.07 05:42 AM]

A "Django for Rails Users" book would be nice. I guess that a lot of those most interested in Django will already be using Rails.

  brady Forrest [07.25.07 09:27 AM]

No books yet, but we do have a PDF shortcut looking at pylons, django and turbogears. It's entitled Next-Generation Web Frameworks in Python.

  Paul B [07.25.07 10:32 AM]


Your "Next-Generation Web Frameworks in Python" link is broken, unless you meant to refer to the current page.

  Morillo [07.25.07 10:40 AM]

Next-Generation Web Frameworks in Python

However this is only a quick intro for several Python web frameworks.

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