September 7th–9th 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Intermediate / Talk
September 9th 2:20 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Exploring the power of class-based views, their current status and how the concepts behind them can be applied to other areas.


Generic views are quickly outgrown for all but the most simple of applications. They are often rewritten from scratch just to make small changes to functionality.

If you use class-based views, code can be reused by inheriting from more abstract views. They are provided with many reusable applications, but all implemented in slightly different ways. It has been suggested a set of views be supplied with Django to standardise the API.

I will present some of the advantages and disadvantages of using class-based views, and how they can help you develop more flexible applications in less time.