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Python, Django and MongoDB

Interested in Python, Django and MongoDB? Then I hope you’ll find these posts interesting:

And then there is this fresh screencast from Kevin Fricovsky talking Django and MongoDB integration. You can read about it ☞ here, but as a quick summary, the screencast will introduce you to mongoengine and then using Django-Mumblr, a NoSQL-based blog engine it will dive deeper into the details of Django and MongoDB integration.

Update: Just found a couple of more MongoDB Django tricks that you may find interesting.

The first one is a solution that provides access to MongoDB document _id’s from Django templates. The ☞ solution is based on a custom Django filter and using it as in {{ object|mongo_id }}

I find the solution pretty odd, not to mention that using a filter for accessing such an important document information seems convoluted. I’d much prefer to have the _id accessible directly on an object through either a field or at least a special property. Behavior for an unsaved document might be as simple as returning None or raising an exception.

The second trick fixes a problem with using Django’s FileWrapper while working with MongoDB’s GridFS. I’d probably be tempted to call this a bug, so before getting it fixed you can read the details ☞ here.