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Files in Django

Tuesday 5:30pm, Ballroom A

About This Talk

One of the most confusing parts of Django for newcomers (and some old hands alike!) is the handling of files. Among the 10+ settings, static vs user uploaded distinction, and plethora of deployment options it’s no wonder that many people end up cargo-culting their production settings.

  1. The API overview
    • Short introduction
    • Go over the difference between static & media files
    • Run through the File abstraction and the various settings
    • Django Storage API, collectstatic etc
  2. Production & Development configuration
    • Whitenoise/dj-static/Nginx for static files
    • Cloud storage providers for media & static files (S3 etc, mention some popular libraries such as django-storages)
    • CDNs
  3. Implement a storage engine together & the future
    • Implementation - practicing what we just learned to solidify understanding
    • Closing remarks and mention possible future Django developments
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Josh Schneier