November 3, 2011 · 6:30 PM
Stupid ORM Tricks
ORMs are limiting, and anybody who argues otherwise is selling you something. Django's ORM, designed with simplicity in mind, is more limiting than most -- but it's still quite powerful. Here are some tricks that show off some (perhaps ill-advised) techniques for stepping outside of the confines of the ORM. I'll cover writing custom field types, auto-generating models using database introspection, and using models on top of database views to kludge legacy schemes into submission.
Jacob is one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django. Jacob's a consultant with Revolution Systems where he helps companies cope with high traffic and tight deadlines. Jacob previously worked for Lawrence Journal-World, where he helped develop and open source Django.
We'll be joining forces with the SF Python meetup this month.
6:30p - Check-in and mingle, with Pizza and Beer provided by our generous sponsor Yelp!
7.10p - Welcome
7.15p - 3-4 Lightning Talks (5 minutes each) followed by announcements
7.45p - Featured Talk
8.45p - Q & A and more Mingling, Ping pong / Pool
9:30p - Door close and moving the party to Thirty Bear
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