2021-07-02 https://django-news.com/issues/82


How to Start a Production-Ready Django Project

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how I usually start and organize a new Django project nowadays.

I’ve tried many different configurations and ways to organize the project, but for the past 4 years or so this has been consistently my go-to setup.

Please note that this is not intended to be a “best practice” guide or to fit every use case. It’s just the way I like to use Django and that’s also the way that I found that allow your project to grow in healthy way.

YAGNI exceptions

I’m essentially a believer in You Aren’t Gonna Need It — the principle that you should add features to your software — including generality and abstraction — when it becomes clear that you need them, and not before.

However, there are some things which really are easier to do earlier than later, and where natural tendencies or a ruthless application of YAGNI might neglect them. This is my collection so far: