With school out for the summer, I’ve been spending some of my free time learning to program with Django (pronounced JANG-oh — the D is silent) and Python. Over Christmas break I had spent a lot of time playing with Ruby on Rails, and I really enjoyed it, but I made a promise to some friends to try Django before committing to Ruby on Rails. I’m glad I did, because it has been pretty easy and a lot of fun. I’ve done programming for plenty of websites before, and Django took everything I wanted to do and made it much easier. Since I had to pick up Python at the same time I ran into some snags here and there, but I’ve done enough to this point that I wanted to show off my work.
My new site is really just a relaunch of one that I was writing in PHP and never really finished. Quotational.com was supposed to be a quotes database of funny quotes from movies and TV Shows, but I was never able to expand its humble beginnings with just one TV show. Now the new quotational has been live for a few hours and I’ll progressively add features as I learn more about Django. The idea is to get the site out there so I can get some feedback, so if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments. I’ve got plenty of ideas for things to improve, but I’m more likely to work on features suggested in the comments.
So I guess this means I’m semi-committed to Django, right? Well that’s okay, because it’s been a lot of fun and the learning curve hasn’t been too bad. Thanks to the framework makers for making web programming fun again!