Max Romantschuk's weblog – September 2007 archive

New horizons

Tuesday 11th of September, 2007 - 14:38 – Permalink

I've been quiet for a while, blogging-wise, and for a reason too. I'm just about to change jobs, in fact it's my last day at my current employer Aller Julkaisut. Tomorrow morning I'll be starting at Maxisat, doing research and development work involving IPTV-technologies. I'm rather excited about it all, quite frankly.

As for not blogging, I've actually spent the last few weeks porting my site over to Django. It's been a pleasure, frankly, but more about that in a separate post.

In any case, once things settle down at my new job I should be returning to my usual irregular blogging schedule with no guarantees of any sort of regular updates what so ever... OK, the short version: I'll try to keep it up.

On Django

Tuesday 18th of September, 2007 - 11:56 – Permalink

It's been a busy last week, with starting a new job and all. So far I've been very happy with my decision to change jobs. There's a great deal to learn and I keep running into stuff that I know little or nothing about, which is great, I'm back to learning new stuff at a sensible pace. Warning: Overly technical stuff ahead...

In any case, I wanted to write a bit about Django. I ported my site to Django just before changing jobs, and I must say I've been very impressed. Having worked with quite a few web development frameworks in the past, both proprietary and open source, I feel I'm in a position to recommend Django to my fellow colleagues.

Django is Python-based, which may turn some people off. Still, I recommend checking out the Django tutorial. It'll give you a nice overview just by reading through it. in fact the Django documentation is excellent overall.

I know Ruby on Rails is all the rage right now, but do yourself a favor and check out the other new(ish) kid on the block. It's not like it will cost you anything, and maybe you'll end up thanking me later.