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Episode #88: Lightweight Django

Published Tues, Dec 6, 2016, recorded Wed, Nov 23, 2016.

Django is a very popular Python web framework. One reason is you have many building blocks to drop in for large sections of your application. Need a full-on admin table editor backend? That's a few lines of code and boom you have a basic table editor.

This applies to many people. But those of us, myself included, who appreciate lightweight frameworks where we choose just what is included and piece together our web apps from best-of-breed components find this a turn off.

This week you'll meet Julia Elman and Mark Lavin, authors of Lightweight Django who are here to dispel the myth that Django apps have to be built out of large building blocks.

Links from the show:

Lightweight Django by Julia Elman and Mark Lavin:
Twitter: @juliaelman
Julia Elman web:
Mark Lavin web:
Mark's Twitter: @DrOhYes
Lightweight Django code examples :
Intermediate Django: Building Modern, Scalable, and Maintainable Web Applications by Mark Lavin:


Julia Elman Mark Lavin


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