DjangoCon AU is annual gathering of Django developers in Australia. It is held as a one day mini-conference at the start of PyCon AU.
DjangoCon AU content will be Django specific, but there will also be useful Django-related content in the main PyCon program.
There will also be Django developers at the sprints held after PyCon.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
How Harry Potter fanfic will improve your documentation
Perhaps There Is A Better Way
In this talk, we will first agree to commonly accepted goals of software development, then critique the tools by which we come to arrive at those goals. We will be exploring tools and associated nomenclature that we may have never seen or used before, so that you may later investigate further and develop an understanding and opinion.
Subjects covered in detail include functional programming, abstraction and parametricity.
We will also take a glance at some of the doo-doo that is written on the internet about these subjects, so as to keep in check our means of critical inquiry.
A year and a half ago, work to integrate migrations into Django itself started, and the 1.7 release contains the results of that effort - though not everything went according to plan. Learn about how the new migration system was designed, why things are laid out like they are, and the unexpected problems that came up during the 1.7 release cycle.
One of the big changes in Django 1.3 was
the introduction of Class-Based Views. Opinion on them is
strongly divided; some love them, some hate them.
In this talk, we'll look at the history that led to the development of Class-Based Views, and the current state of play. We'll look at some interesting design patterns that are possible by exploiting the features of Class-Based views. And we'll look to what the future could hold for Django's Class-based future.
Champion of the
channel and inaugural Malcolm Treddinick award winner Curtis
Maloney is going to tell us some of the very very common errors
of our ways.
Managing transactions in Django has been considered a black art, but the state of the black art has improved considerably with each new release. We'll talk about the best ways of managing transactions in your Django app, including pre-1.6 and 1.6 and later feature sets. Included in the discussion will be database-specific features (mostly PostgreSQL), and an overview of some advanced topics such as transaction isolation modes and two-phase commit.
Digital Humanities is the application of computer technology or computer-based quantitive methods to the problems and data of the disciplines of the Humanities. This paper will details some of the lessons learned by a recovering Java and C programmer in implementing a new Digital Humanities project on the Django platform. Using experience gleaned from two decades of programming experience and an ongoing PhD candidature in Classics and Ancient History, it will detail some of the gaps that need to be bridged between the two worlds and how Python APIs like Django and lxml can be used to bridge them, as well as what remains currently unsolved. It will also explore how the Tasty Pie REST framework for Django can be leveraged to solve particular types of problems in the Digital Humanities in creating textual annotations and linked data sets.
As Django developers we use a multitude of reusable apps that solve common problems that we all face, to help us ship features faster. Sometimes, you face a problem that leaves you thinking "surely someone has written an app for this", but you can't find anything. This is when you want to start writing your own reusable app.
This talk will have a look at some of the best existing reusable apps and see what lessons can be learnt from them, then walk through every facet of developing a reusable and discuss the best practises that have emerged.
You can expect to walk away from this talk with all the knowledge you need to go and write your first reusable app.
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