Chapter 9. Database and Search Handling

One early paradox that was discovered in the initial Web 2.0 buzz was that trying to be proactive and be more responsive by being prepared ahead of time ended up making applications less responsive, not more. The initial expectation that partial page updates would make more responsive applications met with a surprise when programmers made applications more like a desktop application and, initially at least, less responsive. The recommended best practice now is to be as lazy as possible.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Start with a solution that demonstrates the easy AHAH (Asynchronous HTTP And HTML) technique, and plays to Django's strengths
  • Demonstrate "graceful degradation" that allows our application to serve ...

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