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Episode 97: Improving Your Django and Python Developer Experience

The Real Python Podcast

Feb 11, 2022 49m

How often have you thought about your Developer Experience (DX)? How do you improve your workflow, find documentation, and simplify code formatting? This week on the show, Adam Johnson is here to talk about his new book, “Boost Your Django DX.”

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Adam provides advice on improving your developer experience, specifically inside Django and within Python. We discuss tools to simplify code formatting and linting.

Adam shares a couple of his own Django tools designed to simplify development and keep your projects updated. He also covers documentation resources for finding answers quickly.

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:53 – The Django Project Technical Board
  • 00:04:08 – Change in the release cadence for Django
  • 00:06:08 – Kaizen, continous improvement, and helping others improve
  • 00:10:23 – Common ways to improve developer experience
  • 00:14:06 – Sponsor: Scout APM
  • 00:14:54 – Developer documentation tools
  • 00:20:24 – Bang shortcuts when searching with DuckDuckGo
  • 00:22:37 – Who is the intended audience for the book?
  • 00:23:33 – Managing secrets and giving general advice
  • 00:26:49 – Writing books to fill in the gaps
  • 00:29:12 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:30:24 – Topics for the blog, favicons, and type hints
  • 00:39:22 – What are your recent Django-related projects?
  • 00:42:05 – Sources for Django news
  • 00:45:01 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:45:59 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 00:47:43 – Shout-outs and social connections
  • 00:48:43 – Thanks and goodbye

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