The common approach for getting MongoDB to work with Django has been to replace Django ORM based pieces with MongoDB based alternatives. This is usually accomplished by forcing MongoDB to behave like a relational database and is done with extremely sophisticated code. The result is something that doesn’t behave quite as nicely as a relational database, and negates many of the advantages MongoDB (and other NoSQL databases) possess, hence the title of this talk. This talk will not only go over the existing heroic but flawed approaches, but will also propose a simpler, more direct path for getting Django to play well with MongoDB. Simpler is important, because it makes possible the creation of a developer-accepted bridge between MongoDB powered efforts and the hundreds of Django ORM powered efforts available on Django Packages.
Co-presented with Audrey Roy, this highly technical talk will include theory and a lot of code examples.
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