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Django 1.0 Released 104

jgomo3 writes "Finally, the stable version 1.0 of Django (one of the most popular free Python based frameworks) has been released. Explained in the project blog, this achievement was in part due to the great users and developers community of the Django project, and recall the big effort with numbers like 4000 commits and 2000 bugs fixed since last stable version. Django is 'The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.' You can dive in by reading the overview."
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Django 1.0 Released

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  • Great work (Score:5, Interesting)

    by abigor ( 540274 ) on Thursday September 04, 2008 @11:39PM (#24883655)

    Django is just a pleasure to work with. Congratulations to these guys for creating such a well thought-out and hugely productive framework. Now if only it would become more established and bulked up a bit so we could mostly ditch a certain other Enterprise Edition set of technologies...

  • Django . . . (Score:4, Interesting)

    by pembo13 ( 770295 ) on Friday September 05, 2008 @01:05AM (#24884293) Homepage
    it's what you come home to after a day with .NET at work.
  • The in-factor... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Max Romantschuk ( 132276 ) <max@romantschuk.fi> on Friday September 05, 2008 @01:11AM (#24884325) Homepage

    It's too bad everyone and their dog are excited about Ruby on Rails, when a great platform like Django is out there as well.

    I use Django on my own site, and CakePHP (a poor RoR clone) at work. While using PHP has advantages, CakePHP is really not anywhere near Django in terms of the ORM stuff and actually using your data in any complex way.

    The one really great thing about Django is that it's consistent. There is usually one way of doing things, instead of a million different ways that apply in different situations.

    Take a look at the Django tutorial:
    http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/ [djangoproject.com]

    And the Django book:
    http://www.djangobook.com/ [djangobook.com]

    I don't think you'll be sorry.

    PS. And on the whole Python indentation=block thing... It's not perfect, but only use spaces and it won't be a problem.

  • by unity100 ( 970058 ) on Friday September 05, 2008 @01:24AM (#24884397) Homepage Journal
    excuse me, i hate to break it to you people but we programmers dont decide what goes on to being popular.

    a LOT of 'great' and truly great technologies were devised and pushed to the net, and what happened ?

    people chose what they would.

    php grown way over itself as of now. the demand for it, and the applications on it, regardless of how much you despise or belittle them, are growing boundless. phpbb, oscommerce, name your pick. especially oscommerce has grown over a cart, and kind of became an industry standard. every major provider of anything from ups, fedex to any payment provider SUPPORTS it. but call them and say 'hey i have a great cart on this and this great framework, i cant make it work with your service', and you'll learn that youre on your own.

    a lot of you, i know, are career i.t. staff. working on positions in corporations, having little touch with the 'ordinary people' out there on the net.

    this creates a sphere of isolation, and makes one mistake the trends. there is only one trend that decides everything - choice of the people. look at what php was 5 years ago, where it was, and where it is now, almost a default for shared web hosting, or small business apps for every kind of sector. its so default that, some people who are less technologically literate tend to take php as 'hosting'.

    my a few cents. early in the morning. sleepless. coherency shouldnt be expected. random thoughts.
  • Re:But... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by siDDis ( 961791 ) on Friday September 05, 2008 @04:58AM (#24885545)

    Groovy for Grails http://grails.org/ [grails.org] which is based on Java/Hibernate/Spring is an excellent alternative to Django.

    It's just about choosing the right tool for the job.

  • Re:But... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by mcvos ( 645701 ) on Friday September 05, 2008 @06:38AM (#24885949)

    Seriously tho, Django is so much better than some of the other options (read:java!)

    You're now comparing a framwork with a language. For a meaningful comparison, compare Django with Wicket.

    It's not very surprising that new web frameworks are better than JSP, Struts or JSF. I want to know how they measure up to stuff like Wicket or the latest Tapestry.

I've got a bad feeling about this.