On July 21 the team behind Django released the alpha version of their Python framework software. Acording to their roadmap they plan to release the oficial 1.0 version on early September.
With this alpha testing release they are one step closer to their objective. This release includes all of the major feature due for inclusion in the final Django 1.0, though some lower-priority items are still scheduled to be included before the 1.0 feature freeze, which will occur with the first beta release next month.
Of course, this release being a testing version is advisable NOT to use it in a production environment. The target are the developers interested in checking out the new features and helping in identifying and resolving bugs prior to the final release. Django 1.0 alpha version won’t receive long-term support and won’t be updated with security fixes. And that’s understandable, it’s just a step towards the final release (which many Python developers are expecting it).
Download the alpha version here: http://www.djangoproject.com/download/
If you are interested in contributing to Django project then read here more: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/contributing/
The next step on the roadmap is the release of a beta version of Django (sometime at the begining of August – August 5, more precisely).
About Django project
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that oriented to rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. It was developed and used for over two years now by a fast-moving online news operation and it handles two major challenges: the intensive deadlines and the stringent requirements of the experienced web developers who wrote it.
It allows you to build high-performing, elegant web Django focuses on automating as much as possible and adhering to the DRY principle (Don’t Repeat Yourself – which means “Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system”).
It is open source and it is released under the BSD license.
Checkout more about Django Python web framework here: www.djangoproject.com
Python web programming language is a very powerful open source dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries and it can be learned in days (at least that’s what they say).
Most of the source code is copyrighted by the Python Software Foundation (PSF). A few files have a different copyright owner, but the same license applies to all of them. The license is OSI approved which makes it free, even for commercial products.
One of the well known users of this programming language is Google (it uses this internally and externally).
Learn more about Python here: www.python.org