From Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto:
Good checklists, on the other hand are precise. They are efficient, to the point, and easy to use even in the most difficult situations. They do not try to spell out everything–a checklist cannot fly a plane. Instead, they provide reminders of only the most critical and important steps–the ones that even the highly skilled professional using them could miss. Good checklists are, above all, practical.
Gawande relies heavily on the story of pilots who use checklists to avoid avoidable errors, unforced errors, the kind that we miss because they’re not obvious, we take them for granted, or we get a little arrogant (this has never happened to me).
Now, there’s a lot that checklists can’t do - they’ve probably been a bit oversold - but that doesn’t detract from their benefits. They won’t skyrocket you to success, but they may help you avoid shooting yourself in the foot. And this happens to be true in software, too, including Django projects!
Your excitement is palpable.
These checklists apply to Django projects on the whole, the development process, and Django app structures. Checklists in your Django project help protect against new errors, against long onboarding times for new developers, and even commonly acceptable practices which can cause development friction. So what do they look like?
When we conduct Django code reviews we start with a basic checklist to identify a baseline:
There’s also the automation checklist.
Interested in more Django checklists to keep your project on the straight and narrow? Just exercise your right to reply…
Always checked offedly yours,
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 In many cases functional views are better than class based views, however the non-trivial logic of handling more than one type of HTTP request obviates the benefits of functional views in all but the simplest cases.
 Having not actually tried using it yet, this flake8 plugin looks promising: https://github.com/rocioar/flake8-django
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