What is DevOps and Why You Should Have It

What is DevOps and Why You Should Have It

By the end of this article, you will get a general idea behind DevOps approach. I will describe how DevOps is implemented in our company and why it’s so great to develop software sticking to DevOps practices. What is DevOps? To make things clear — DevOps is a methodology. The…

UI Development Flow

UI Development Flow

This article is dedicated to our customers. It describes the User Interface(UI) development flow in Django Stars from the idea to the final result. Let’s move to the starting point. Understanding the Project’s Concept You have an idea, and we have tools to implement it. But what…

Django 1.11 Goes Live

Django 1.11 Goes Live

This version has been designated as a long-term support (LTS) release, which means that security and data loss fixes will be applied for at least the next three years. What’s new: The new django.db.models.indexes module contains classes which ease creating database indexes This feature allows creating…

Django Performance Optimization Tips

Django Performance Optimization Tips

I frequently face a recurring situation when developers receive a task to make a performance optimization on Django. Pretty often they are trying to make it in a wrong way. In this short article I want to shed some light on the common mistakes, and show you the way I'm…

What is Docker and How to Use it With Python (Tutorial)

What is Docker and How to Use it With Python (Tutorial)

Table of Contents Introduction What is Docker? What is the difference from virtualization? Why do we need Docker? Supported platforms Installation Terminology Quickstart Example 1: hello world Example 2: Nginx Example 3: writing Dockerfile Example 4: docker-compose Python + Redis Best practices for creating images Connection between containers Django Stars recommendations…

Django or Rails

Django or Rails

Which Framework is Better? This question is often asked by startup founders or novice programmers. The former want a project powered by the most suitable, trending and performing framework. The later want to progress with coding and apply their knowledge to a real project. This can be achieved by getting…

Python in a 1000 Words

Python in a 1000 Words

How would you describe Python? If someone asks me – few words will come up in my mind immediately. Those are : easy to understand, harder to master, multipurpose and powerful. But what is it capable of? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Why do people choose it over/in addition to…

What Is a Web Framework?

What Is a Web Framework?

Is it good, bad or ugly? What are the cons and pros of using web frameworks? Let’s try to sort that out. Web framework is a set of components designed to simplify your web development process. It has basic structuring tools in it, which serve as a solid base…

We Moved! Welcome to Our New Cool HQ

We Moved! Welcome to Our New Cool HQ

In the new Django Stars office we can work and play 24 hours a day, accept and accommodate clients and partners coming from overseas, and of course create cooler products and have more fun doing what we love. Let’s go and take the first look at our new unique…

Main IT Events in June 2016

Main IT Events in June 2016

3 big IT events that started in May go on the first couple days in June. And there are a few other interesting meetings happening this month. However, June is not that eventful. The 3 events finish on June, 2: RISE Conference in Hong Kong, China; Code Conference in Rancho…

Django Stars Supports Women in IT

Django Stars Supports Women in IT

We have extremely talented female members in our team, and we strongly support initiatives promoting more women in tech in general and web/mobile development in particular. The times when it was considered that the best place for a woman is in kitchen are far behind. Today more and more…

Main IT Events in May 2016

Main IT Events in May 2016

May is a great period of time to travel around, and there are plenty of interesting IT events this month to go to. EMC World May 2-5, Las Vegas, NE, USA EMC World is a premier technology forum to help IT practitioners and business decision makers modernize, automate and transform.…

What Is Django Stars’ Brown Friday?

What Is Django Stars’ Brown Friday?

Today we start a new tradition in our company. We call it Brown Friday, and that’s what it means… Brown Friday will be held in our headquarter once in a month. In general, it will be a day when we don’t work on our clients' projects but still…

What is Clutch.co and Why You Should Use It

What is Clutch.co and Why You Should Use It

If you need to find specialists and hire a company specializing in marketing, web development and some other fields, Clutch.co is the very destination where you need to start your search from. What It Is? Clutch is an independent Washington, DC research company busy with identifying leading software and…

TOP-10 Health Hacks For Developers

TOP-10 Health Hacks For Developers

If you are a developer or web designer or quality assurance specialist you most probably spend most of your working time sitting. Here are a few hacks that will help you keep necessary level of activity and stay fit and healthy. Ideally, you should subscribe to a gym and go…

Django Stars’ New Identity by Hooga

Django Stars’ New Identity by Hooga

We entered the new year with new logos and other identity elements created by talented guys from Kyiv’s Hooga creative agency. And now we want to present you their work in details. We decided to collaborate with this very agency because we found out that we had a lot…

Most Interesting IT Events in March 2016

Most Interesting IT Events in March 2016

The first spring month is energetic and full of interesting events. We selected the most interesting IT conferences and festivals worth of your attention. We’re going to attend some of them, will we see you there? LAUNCH Festival Match 2-4, San Francisco, CA, USA Branded as the greatest startup…

EuroPython 2016 Calls for Proposals

EuroPython 2016 Calls for Proposals

Organizers of the biggest 2016 European Python event announced a call for proposals and early bird tickets sale. EuroPython 2016 blog informs: 'We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python…

Why We Use Django Framework

Why We Use Django Framework

We chose Django programming framework for building web and mobile applications for a number of reasons — fitst of all, because we believe that it gives our clients the best solutions and results. Here are just 10 of the points that make Django so good. Django was developed by an online…

Django Stars Tops Verified Clients' Reviews Ratings at Clutch

Django Stars Tops Verified Clients' Reviews Ratings at Clutch

Django Stars entered two prestigious ratings completed by independent research company Clutch and based exclusively on clients' reviews which makes the results extremely valuable for those who look for developers for their projects. The first is global TOP-5 ‘web development firms with a proven record of client success’ that includes…

Merry Christmas & Happy New 2016!

Merry Christmas & Happy New 2016!

Django Stars congratulate you with the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day. We thank our friends for their trust and support, and we hope to see you among them in 2016th. In the next year we wish you good development vendors and reliable partners, successful startups and established businesses,…

Why We Started the Blog

Why We Started the Blog

We were going to do this for a long time understanding that for 8 years we had accumulated too much information, practices, cases and stories worth of sharing. That was just wrong — almost a crime — to hide this all from others. And so we decided to start the blog. Here…