Speeding With Django

The past few weeks have been quite Djangofull. We’ve gradually started converting our customers’s sites to Django — and what a fun it has been!

Nordic Bandwagon (in Finnish) was the first site we did fully with Django. The whole site is roughly about 100 lines of Python, with a very nicely working content management system, RSS-feeds for news and very clean templates to present the data. Very compact, very elegant and unbelievably fun to code.

I’ve had very interesting feedback from my Django demos. In fact, building Django models and starting up the automatic admin site in front of the customer during a sales meeting may be the best pitch ever:

“This is production ready. You can start working with this right now, while we’ll get working on the technical stuff.”

I’ve considered hiding a small video recorder somewhere in my suitcase; what would be better material for company Christmas parties than watching the executive face expressions from tape?-)

We’re also cooking up some Really Cool Shit with Django and AJAX. Most, if not all, of it will be published with an open source license, so there’s definitely more Python code coming up in this blog. Stay tuned 🙂