Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Django propaganda

I wrote this post in 2006, more than 17 years ago. It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in touch and I'll fix it.

Some Django propaganda:

Video killed the radio star

The talk I gave last week at Google is now up on Google Video. I covered similar ground to what Adrian talked about at Snakes and Rubies so if you haven’t seen that one, watch it, too.

Django for non-programmers

My friend and colleague Jeff Croft launched his new website built with Django. Jeff has followed it up the launch with an introduction to Django for non-programmers that’s required reading for anything thinking about switching to Django.

A success story

Eric Walstad (who I was lucky enough to meet at the Django meetup in Palo Alto) posted a J2EE to Django success story on django-users. He went from 40k lines of Java/JSP – without unit tests or documentation – to 25k lines of Python/Django templates complete with docstrings and unit tests. He writes that the project “has been a huge success for me, my team and our clients.”


If you’ve got a similar Django success story, I encourage you to post it to django-users – they’re so much fun to read.