Entries published in November 2018

2 entries published in this month. See also: all entries published in 2018, latest entries.

Truths programmers should know about case

A couple weeks ago I gave a talk about usernames at North Bay Python. The content came mostly from things I’ve learned in roughly 12 years of maintaining django-registration, which has taught me more than I ever wanted to know about how complex even “simple” things can be.

I mentioned toward the beginning of the talk, though, that it wasn’t going to be one of those “falsehoods programmers believe about X” things. If you’re not familiar with those, you can just Google for “falsehoods programmers believe” and get a bunch ...

Entry published November 26, 2018. Read full entry.

Core no more

If you’re not the sort of person who closely follows the internals of Django’s development, you might not know there’s a draft proposal to drastically change the project’s governance. It’s been getting discussion on GitHub and mailing lists, but I want to take some time today to walk through and explain what this proposal does and what problems it’s trying to solve. So. Let’s dive in.

What’s wrong with Django?

Django the web framework is doing pretty well. It’s a stable, popular piece of software. Django the open-source project is OK right ...

Entry published November 20, 2018. Read full entry.