If you have a product to sell, whether it is a physical good or a subscription service, then you need a way to manage your transactions. The Oscar ecommerce framework for Django is a flexible, extensible, and well built way for you to add that functionality to your website. This week David Winterbottom and Michael van Tellingen talk about how the project got started, how it works under the covers, and how you can start using it today.
Do you want to try out some of the tools and applications that you heard about on Podcast.__init__? Do you have a side project that you want to share with the world? Check out Linode at linode.com/podcastinit or use the code podcastinit2020 and get a $20 credit to try out their fast and reliable Linux virtual servers. They’ve got lightning fast networking and SSD servers with plenty of power and storage to run whatever you want to experiment on.
- Hello and welcome to Podcast.__init__, the podcast about Python and the people who make it great.
- I would like to thank everyone who supports us on Patreon. Your contributions help to make the show sustainable.
- When you’re ready to launch your next project you’ll need somewhere to deploy it. Check out Linode at www.podastinit.com/linode and get a $20 credit to try out their fast and reliable Linux virtual servers for running your awesome app.
- Visit the site to subscribe to the show, sign up for the newsletter, read the show notes, and get in touch.
- To help other people find the show you can leave a review on iTunes, or Google Play Music, and tell your friends and co-workers
- Before we start the show I have a couple of announcements
- I started a new Slack channel for guests and listeners of the show. Go to www.pythonpodcast.com/slack to join in the conversation!
- If you are interested in how open source powers innovations in data then you should check out the Open Source Data Science conference. It is coming to Boston, Massachusetts on March 3rd through the 5th so don’t miss out on your chance to level up and meet some new friends!
- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing David Winterbottom and Michael van Tellingen about the Oscar framework for building ecommerce applications in Django.
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- What is Oscar and what problem were you trying to solve when you created it?
- At face value ecommerce seems like a fairly straightforward problem domain but there is a lot of incidental complexity involved. What are some of the most challenging aspects of building and managing a web store?
- The documentation states in a number of places that Oscar takes a ‘domain driven’ approach to building ecommerce applications. Can you explain what you mean by that and how it manifests in the project?
- What does the internal design of Oscar look like and how would someone get started with building a site with it?
- There can be a benefit to having an opinionated approach when building a framework because it simplifies the implemenation for the user. What is the reasoning for choosing to expose and allow for complexity in Oscar?
- What are some of the most interesting and unexpected projects that you have seen built with Oscar?
- How has ecommerce changed in the time since Oscar was first created, and how has that impacted its evolution?
- What is in store for the future of Oscar?
- Domain Driven Design by Eric Evans (book)
- Entity, Attribute, Value Pattern
- Home Assistant Interview
- Spree Commerce
- Wagtail Interview
- Django CMS
- Kivy Garden
- Awesome Wagtail
- SaltStack Formulas
- Pelican Plugins
- Django Treebeard
- TDD (Test Driven Development)