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…

Django Stars at PyCon UA 2016 in Lviv

Django Stars at PyCon UA 2016 in Lviv

In the end of April four of Django Stars team members — Gleb Pushkov, Denis Podlesniy, Andrey Yuschuk and Dmitriy Upolovnikov — visited PyCon UA 2016, the biggest Python developers’ conference in Ukraine that took place in Lviv this year. The Python conferences bring together developers, application designers and business people everywhere…

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…

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…