A little web drama

It’s always amusing, sometimes in that not-so-funny-way, to see the drama that can come out from reviews of API, technical projects, and the like. A classic case in point is Aaron Swartz’ rather nasty and overblow review of trying to use Django.

The very best part of the whole page are the comments – “Letters to the Editor” as he has them labelled. The first two comments are from two of the creators of Django – both incredibly well constrained and positive feedback for the attack they received. It’s the fourth that I found most amusing – Paul Graham called him out on his complete lack of followthrough in his writeup – that he never actually defined a “real reason” for switching.

Well, I have a rather positively biased fondness of Django, simply because I think what they’re doing is cool, and it was driven by need which is easy to see. It compares very closely (in my mind) to Ruby on Rails – except using python. Of course I haven’t used it on any projects yet (other than piddling things), but it’s clearly standing up to the pressure with the Washington Post and ChicagoCrime

Published by heckj

Developer, author, and life-long student. Writes online at https://rhonabwy.com/.

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