Django Web Framework 1.1 Released With New ORM, Testing & Admin Features

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django 1.1 has been released with 1,290 code commits, 1,206 bugs fixed, and roughly 10,000 new lines of documentation since Django 1.0.

The major new features in Django 1.1 are:

1) ORM improvements

  • Aggregate support
  • Query expressions

2) Model improvements

  • “Unmanaged” models
  • Proxy models
  • Deferred fields

3) Testing improvements

  • Test performance improvements

4) Test client improvements

5) New admin features

  • Editable fields on the change list
  • Admin “actions”
  • Conditional view processing
  • URL namespaces

6) GeoDjango Features

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