May 21st, 2010

Django 1.2, Google Font API and More! by Selwin Ong

This week is a good week for web developers with Google announcing a slew of new services at Google I/O 2010 conference, and an even better one for Python web developers because the new version of Django has arrived!

Django 1.2 was released just a few days ago with many major features such as improved CSRF protection, Model validation, multiple database support and many more, please read the full release notes for details.

There is one more thing that the release notes doesn’t say, though – and it’s really important for web developers in Indonesia. Django 1.2, the latest version of the world’s best web application framework now ships with Indonesian translation and localization!

The translation was contributed by us and we sent the translations to Django for inclusion only a few days before Django 1.2 was released. This marks our first contribution to the core Django framework (with more coming) with the hope that this contribution will boost Indonesia’s Django and Python communities. So give Django a spin and don’t forget to test out Indonesia’s localization format (‘id’ is the code) – if you find translations that can be better worded, by all means let us know and we will submit translation patches to further improve it.

And in case you haven’t heard, Google also announced a few incredibly useful services for developers. I am personally most excited about Google Font API and Google Prediction API.

Google Font API lets you easily use non standard font in websites only by adding one line of code:

You can read more about what was being talked about at Google I/O here, here and here.

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