I <3 Django

Last month(November) had been quite busy for me, had many things going on including :- So... apologies to my regular readers (just in case there are any besides me) just had too many things shoved into one month. A couple of months ago I wrote about how I had finally chosen Ruby on Rails over Django. Well... at the time of writing I hadnt taken a serious look at Django. Soon after making the post i decided to give Django a second look. The more i dugg, the deeper I fell in love Django and Python. I have Ben and Kirit who I can regularly irriate with n00b questions, the Django-Users group is quite active and the Django documentation is just awesome. Django truly rocks. About my new secret project, it is a website about -SNIP- and I aim it to be one of the authorative websites in it domains. The topic of the site is not one I am an expert in, however that shouldnt be an issue. The website is located at -SNIP- . For this project Archit is helping with css n stuff for free :) . As expressed above, the website is made using Django, and is un early development stages and even while development the data entry is already in progress. It would eventually become a really huge database. The best thing i liked about Django is that you can import the Django enviornment in any regular external script and have access to all the functions, models defined in your project. You even have access to all the django APIs within your project. See this awesome post for more info of what im saying. I modified it a little to suit my project.
#for portability
project = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))
os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] ='topsecretproject.settings'
from django.core.management import setup_environ
from topsecretproject import settings
from topsecretproject.app.models import model1, model2

data = model1.objects.all()
#... and so onn....
Tools used : Postgres, git, github, gedit, Komodo IDE(looks nice but free trial gonna run out soon :( ), Ubuntu(my notebook), CentOS(development server - crappy VPS) Since this project is being built from the ground up, I have full control of everything. Keeping both usability and Search Engine Optimization in mind and not really feeling like there is a compromise in any. Perhaps in a couple of weeks the site would be somewhat presentable, then id discuss various aspects about the code and techniques im using in keeping the site SEOed. Its too early to talk about it at the moment. Disclaimer : No windows users were harmed during the production of this post.
Tags: Django Projects Python SEO
Categories: Django