Pluggable Django Patterns


Corey is a great guy and really smart. I’ve learned from him on other topics. But I strongly disagree with what he presented in this talk. My notes are extremely incomplete.

by Corey Oordt

  • An app should not be a monolithic pile of code

  • A pluggable app is focused

    • It does what it needs to do and nothing more
    • Should have all its dependencies easily described
    • Should be adaptable
    • Should be easily installed

How do you make an app sure is pluggable?

  • Use small pieces

  • types of apps

    • data (manages apps)
    • utility (single functions like pagination)
    • decorator (add functionality to other apps django-mptt, django-taggit)