Nelson's log

Django part 1 what I learned

I sat down and wrote my first Django app (in a very long time) yesterday using this tutorial, parts 1-3. Here’s some stuff I thought and learned:

I ended up having 7 files open in my editor

Those first three files feel like make-work but the other four are actual real code I care about. That’s pretty good!

Overall I’m pretty pleased so far. I already know the pitfalls of going down this road, the way an ORM can betray you on performance in heavy traffic situations. But that’s not a road I’m worried about right now, and if I do ever get there I’m guessing there are ways to build special hacks bridges around the ORM overhead.