Appendix A. Case Studies

To help answer questions about how Django works in the "real world," we spoke with (well, emailed) a handful of people who have complete, deployed Django sites under their belts. Most of this appendix is in their words, which have been lightly edited for clarity.

Cast of Characters

Let's meet our cast and their projects.

  • Ned Batchelder is the lead engineer at Tabblo.com. Tabblo started life as a storytelling tool built around photo sharing, but it was recently bought by Hewlett-Packard for more wide-reaching purposes:

    HP saw real value in our style of web development, and in the way we bridged the virtual and physical worlds. They acquired us so that we could bring that technology to other sites on the Web. Tabblo.com is still ...

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