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The D is Silent: Challenges in Teaching Django

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The D is Silent: Challenges in Teaching Django by Caleb Smith

What are Django's important design decisions? Maximizes for the 90% case, but allows for uncommon cases Batteries included Emphasis on documentation and testing "Configuration over convention" and "Explicit is better than implicit" What are the benefits of each choice? Good high-level documentation Easy access to quality libraries An invitation to explore. What challenges are a consequence of these choices. Do I need all of Django? What is Django and what is Python? The mixed bag of "Configuration over convention" What does Flask do differently? How does Ruby on Rails differ and which parts are harder or easier to teach. Common mistakes when teaching Django How Django lends itself well to a Constructivist teaching approach, especially Jerome Bruner's "Spiral Curriculum".

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