Since announcing its resurrection a couple weeks ago, I’ve been working on
django-registration pretty much continuously. There are over 30 commits since that last post, and I think it’s finally getting close to release quality; what’s left at this point is, I think, mostly stylistic cleanups and editing and pushing some more documentation.
There are a couple big highlights from the past few weeks’ work, and I’d like to take a moment to go over those in a shameless attempt to build up hype and excitement for the forthcoming release.
No more ...
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that lately I’ve been in the process of providing updated releases for all the various open-source projects I maintain, and specifically mentioned a desire to resurrect
django-registration which, once upon a time, was the most popular thing I’d ever written. Over the past week I’ve been focusing more heavily on that, and now it’s time to start talking about a release.
I’ve always felt pretty strongly that Django’s killer feature is its concept of an application; the ability to wrap up a chunk of ...
A couple quick tips
As noted the other day, I’ve spent the last little while working to freshen up various bits of open-source code I maintain, in order to make sure all of them have at least one recent release. Along the way I’ve picked up a few little tips and tricks; some of them may be old hat to you if you’ve been lucky enough to be working with fairly modern Django and Python versions for a while, but I think they’re still worth sharing. Today I’d like to dive into two in ...
News and such
First things first: though I announced this sort of quietly at the time, I should probably announce it publicly as well: after four years as part of the MDN development team, my final day at Mozilla was early last month. There are some parallels to the last time I moved on, so I’ll link to that in lieu of writing it all over again. For the moment I’m enjoying a summer vacation, but I’m at the stage now of starting to talk to folks about my next career move, so ...
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