Six things I do every time I start a Django project

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  • cookiecutter

    A cross-platform command-line utility that creates projects from cookiecutters (project templates), e.g. Python package projects, C projects.

    Or, use the cookiecutter. https://github.com/cookiecutter/cookiecutter

  • django-environ

    Django-environ allows you to utilize 12factor inspired environment variables to configure your Django application.

    You could also use just django-environ package to both import config from .env and set a database url instead of using 2 dependencies. I also think of a couple things I could add to the list, maybe I should a write a blog post as well?

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • django-layout

    Django ~1.11+ project template layout, biased for django-cms. Originally based on lincolnloop/django-layout

    it's here: https://github.com/benzkji/django-layout/

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