I’ve been learning a lot of Django lately. I really like it. It makes a lot of things VERY easy once you understand how it works. Being able to download and inspect the Satchmo project recently gave me a ton of insight about how I should set up my application.
I came to Django after doing about half the pickaxe book for Rails. I liked Rails but I needed to learn Python to hack the Plone extranet we have at work. Adding more languages that I kinda know to my toolbox of skills seemed less productive than just learning Python well. So after investing a few weeks of nights and weekends working through the only real documentation of Ruby on Rails I decided to make the switch.
I’m happy I made the switch but now I want more. I’m kinda jealous of the buzz RoR has and especially the reason to gather with like minded developers at a conference. The closest thing I’ve seen to this so far has been the gathering in western Massachusetts this summer.
Anybody up for a DjangoConf next spring? San Diego is very nice that time of year.