Want a convenient, yet powerful and customizable abstraction for creating REST-style interfaces within Django? Your two best options are Tastypie and Django REST framework. In this talk, Rudy Mutter will help you get started with Tastypie with a basic tutorial and demo. He will also walk through key parts of the source code to explain its inner workings. We welcome anyone from the audience to contrast and compare the main alternative, the Django REST framework.
Following this presentation, we'll take turns showing off an app we're working on (max of 3 presentations, 5-10 minutes each), directing attention to code in the app you think might be of special interest to a roomful of Django developers.
Beginners welcome - but keep in mind this meetup is targeted at intermediate to advanced Django developers (though advanced beginners are likely to understand some of it). You'll get much more out of the group if you've installed Python and Django, and completed at least parts I and II of the official Django tutorial, started the Django Book, or had some other form of exposure to Django. To get started with Django, first learn Python:
And then Django:
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/ (do the tutorial)
http://gettingstartedwithdjango.com/ (1st 2 lessons great way to learn Django 1.4 or 1.5)
Tech Liminal charges $5 per attendee for use of the space. They are located a few blocks from Oakland 12th St. BART.