Fred works on the rapid development team at Mozilla. He likes to solve tricky problems, is an Open Source geek, and brings German Engineering to the webdev crowd. In his spare time, he’s on the hunt for great food and real Italian espresso.
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Django is a great web application framework that allows for rapid web app development out of the box. Since Mozilla picked up Django in 2009, they've started over a dozen Django-based projects. For these sites to scale to an international audience of millions of users, bells and whistles were needed that a stock Django instance does not offer. Playdoh combines the experience of these projects into a template that contains various fixes and add-ons to make professional Django apps fast, featuring aggressive caching, instant localization support, and bullet-proof security.