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Django benefits from a thriving third-party ecosystem. This talk will take a deep look at three of the components I have found most useful in my own projects: Haystack for full-text search, Celery for offline processing and Fabric for automated deployments. I'll discuss how we use them for Lanyrd.com, and demonstrate why they deserve a permanent place in your toolbox.
Django makes it easy to build web sites and applications on tight deadlines - but how does it deal with sites that scale up in both traffic and complexity? Using Lanyrd.com as a case study, this talk will explore tricks and techniques for taking advantage of what Django has to offer while coping with the unexpected challenges raised by a highly dynamic social web application.
Topics covered will include performance monitoring and optimisation, advanced caching tricks, denormalisation with Solr and Redis and finding the right balance between technical elegance and pragmatism.
20th–26th June 2011