Saturday, March 6, 2010

i18n and l10n Django Improvements

One of the reasons I started making my own systems rather than sticking with wordpress / joomla etc was that about 6 years ago these systems had no idea how to go about internationalizaion. Now they have caught up quite a bit, but still don´t handle multilingual sites without extra plugins and even then it´s not pretty.

So it´s nice to see the core of the django framework really coming along with internationalization (i18n) and localization (i10n)

Some cool features in 1.2 are IDN support for Internationalized Domain Names. For a great summary of more feautres check out the recent Django Advent post by Jannis Leidel at

And if you haven´t caught up with the Django Advent, make sure you give it a read through!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Best Cloud for Django?

A slightly dated (2 years old) article on Google App Engine vs. AWS.

I like the quote Brian Berliner:

Amazon Web Services gives you the logs and asks you to build yourself a cabin. Amazon Web Services lets you change that cabin into a chateaux or a lodge, but you’ve got to wield the hammer.

Google App Engine gives you a log cabin and asks you to move in, invite your friends, and start to party. When the party gets too big, Google App Engine builds you a bigger cabin, chateaux, or lodge. You keep partying.

It would be interesting to have a more up to date comparison now that both technologies have advanced much farther than they had in 2008.

Or maybe just use both? App engine for the django part and Amazon Web Services for the CDN?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Django Deployment on AWS Amazon Web Services

Updated: Just found a more recent article from usware technologies on setting up django on aws ec2 with mysql and apache.

Orig Post:

Amazon Web Services seems to be a great alternative to my crappy little vps... and about the same price per year.

Hope to get a chance to do this here and migrate all of my sites to a AWS. Time to hit the books and study a bit.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Django Deployement by the Jakobian

Django Deployement by the Jakobian

This is code and configuration for Jakobian's Django Deployment Workshop at PyCon 2010 (and beyond).

Here you'll find example config used to set up an example deployment environment for a Python WSGI stack, including: A Django site deployed with Fabric and Buildout Apache/mod_wsgi application serversNginx load balancers and media servers Memcached PostgreSQL with pg_standby

Monday, February 8, 2010

Django - Web and Mobile at the same time

Interesting strategy for having a mobile and regualr site at the same time using django with interesting discussion in the comments about thread safe deployment requirements.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Modular search arrives for django

Haystack 1.0 has just been released to provide an easy way to search through your models via modular search.

Looks exciting and really quick to plug a search into a new site.

Check haystack out here:

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Django Community Blogs List

An excellent resource for up to date information about what is happening with django:

I don´t know how I missed this for so long, and also why is there not a link through from the front page of the Django website with the latest entries to promote the community space more?