Django - giving your webapp a pony!
Django is an open source web application framework written in Python, which has recently released version 1.0. It describes itself as "A Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines", which its fast growing userbase agree with. Unlike many other frameworks, you can get started in 5 minutes, but 3 months later you're not fighting with it every step of the way! Django powers a growing list of sites, is behind Google App Engine, and when coupled with Jython you can turn you whole webapp into a .war for enterprise deployment. The talk will cover what Django offers, how to get started, how to keep going, how its philosophy keeps you coding and happy, and some great things you can achieve with it. We'll also do a whistle stop tour of some interesting things such as migrations, the different deployment options, json support, database abstraction and snippets. Oh, and Django's mascot is a pony!