Week in review
This week was devoted to hard work on the magic-removal branch, which makes several sweeping changes to the Django codebase. Most changes involve the database API and removing some of its unneeded magic, which confuses newbies and has a few warts. The goal is to get the magic-removal branch integrated into trunk by the end of the year.
Of course, you can try out the branch for yourself at any point; see Using branches to learn how to do this. Be warned, though, that the magic-removal code is under heavy development!
In other Django news:
- Tom Dyson put together a Django screencast. Nicely done, Tom! Check this out, everybody, to hold you over while we don't have any "official" Django screencasts.
- Ian Holsman wrote a Django captcha app.
- Gustavo Picón wrote a "planet" site app, which is being used at chichaplanet.org.
- Paul Bissex wrote a wiki in Django in about 60 lines of code. "It's absurdly easy, it turns out."
- Congrats to Ned Batchelder for his new job using Django with a stealth startup.