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Frontend for Django Developers
Join us on Tuesday, August 7th for our monthly Django District event! Robert Townley will be showing us how to integrate frontend Javascript toolchains into his Django apps. Abstract: Until recently, I wrote frontend code like a backend developer. jQuery and Javascript were synonymous. CSS and JS dependencies were either linked from CDNs or downloaded and shoved into static file directories the ol' fashioned way. For those willing to take the plunge, the modern frontend ecosystem can offer better user experience design, more robust client-side code, greater test coverage, and powerful build tools that free up your time for the fun stuff. Getting modern frontend tools to play nicely with your Django project can be challenging at first, so in this discussion, we'll go over some steps that have helped me go from "Frontend Dinosaur" to "Frontend Neanderthal", including: - Using the node package manager with Django - CSS preprocessors and listeners - Using webpack for managing build processes - Adding a simple react component into the Django admin This talk is intended for Django developers who are comfortable with Django, HTML, CSS, and JS but have little-to-no experience with frontend build tools (webpack, gulp, grunt) or frontend frameworks (react, angular, vue). Food will be provided. Agenda: • 6:30-7:00pm - Arrive, catch up, and eat • 7:00-7:10pm - Announcements • 7:10-8:00pm - Talk + Q&A


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Django District, etc. is a group for people interested in Python web development Washington, D.C. area.

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