Closing off djangocon!
Starting at 10:00, we’ll sprint for two days. A show of hands showed that many people were first-timers at a sprint. Great!
The goal of a sprint is to get some serious amount of work done by being in one location with everyone present and available. Focused work. Collaborative work.
Where are we? We’re working in the early phase of the 1.4 release. That goes into trunk. New features can still get in.
Intermediate. You have used django for a long time, perhaps? Been at previous sprints?
Now, what to work on? Basically pick an area that interests you!
About patches: generate them relative to svn trunk. They will need tests. “But testing is hard” is not an option. Especially areas that aren’t currently tested need tests. So: every patch needs tests.
Tests mean unit tests, not doctests. This was a recent change. Test as close to the problem as possible (so proper unit testing, not functional testing if possible). And try to integrate with existing fixtures.
Patches also... need to be documented. Especially everything that smells remotely like a new feature. Don’t worry about spelling: that’ll get reviewed and fixed. The first draft gets us from nothing to something we can work on.
Good to work on regarding documentation: either tutorials or extending the class-based views docs. Those last ones are barely adequate.
If in doubt: ask!
And: have fun!
Lots of thank-you’s. I even got a bottle of booze for my blogging. Much appreciated.
Very smooth and well-run conference. The wifi worked the whole time, for instance. Everything started and stopped on time. The food was good. Enough coffee/milk/icetea. Snacks. Good location. Friendly atmosphere. Remco Wendt steered everything in a friendly way.
And I wrote down a lot of things to check out later. Ideas for speed improvements. Ideas for apps to use. Ideas for server setups. Best-practice ideas that I should implement at our company. Great.
It feels good that the company where I work, Nelen & Schuurmans, sponsored this conference. See the image below.
We’re hiring, btw. Django work in a civil engineering and ecological setting (water consultancy). Just browse my blog to get an idea, for instance by looking at these tagged posts: http://reinout.vanrees.org/weblog/tags/nelenschuurmans.html .
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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