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"alias": "video/2233/transitioning-from-php-to-django-on-the-sly",
"category": "PyCon AU 2013",
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"recorded": "2013-07-06",
"slug": "transitioning-from-php-to-django-on-the-sly",
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"Ben Sturmfels"
"summary": "You know that Python and Django is the way forward for your client, but\nwith a mountain of legacy PHP code, where do you start?\n\nBen spent the last 3 years working with a thriving charity organisation\nto migrate their large PHP system to Django. He'd like to share some\nsurvival strategies.\n\nThis talk covers:\n\n- explaining the transition to your client\n- first steps and initial experiments\n- running PHP and Django in parallel\n- why incremental migration beats the \"big switch\"\n- sharing databases and authentication\n- making the experience seamless for visitors and staff\n- strategies for converting the code\n\n",
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