James Aylett (web edition)

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I write here about technology; you might also like to check out Talk To Rex, where James Lark and I cover the world from a more satirical angle, while making films and trying to get books published (although most of the recent writing there is by him not me). I was a staff writer for NSFWCORP, while that was still a thing, and you can still read some of my content there; I've posted a couple of things on Medium because that's what everyone's doing these days.


Django files at DUTH

On Friday I gave a talk at Django Under The Hood on files, potentially a dry and boring topic which I tried to enliven with dinosaurs and getting angry about things. I covered everything from django.core.files.File, through HTTP handling of uploads, Forms support, ORM support and on to Storage backends, django.contrib.staticfiles, Form.Media, and out into the wider world of asset pipelines, looking at Sprockets, gulp and more, with some thoughts about how we might make Django play nicely with all these ideas.

You can check out my slides, with presenter notes (otherwise they’re pretty opaque). The talk seemed to be well received, and there’s a host of interesting questions and ideas buzzing around as a result.

Today I’m at the sprints, so maybe we’ll be able to take some of these ideas further.