Take Two: If I got to do it all over again

A Talk presented by Alex Gaynor
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Django Internals


September 4th, 10:15 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


Django has always had a strong commitment to backwards compatibility, and is used by thousands of developers every day. This means that it's very difficult to make large sweeping changes to Django. This talk is a look at how I'd redesign different components of Django, if I got to do it all over again.


This talk has two parts.

First, identifying the principles we're trying to adhere to, and the problems we're trying to solve by re-imagining every single API.

Second, looking at specific changes to individual APIs.