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Re: [google-appengine] Re: Django on AppEngine, django-rocket-engine

Sebastian Pawlus May 5, 2012 4:05 AM
Posted in group: Google App Engine
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Will <> wrote:
> What does it differ from the django provided by GAE, such as django 1.2 with
> Python 2.7?

Rather than alternative to GAE SDK (with Django 1.3 now) this library
tries to support SDK with simple helper stuff that you need to write
anyway, one way or another.

> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM, John Gardner <> wrote:
>> If you haven't seen app-engine-patch (the ancestor of django-nonrel), you
>> should take a look.
>> It's also mostly Django, but with the backend as entirely GAE.

To be honest I've seen this library. I've spent some time recently
developing quite a big project with django + django-nonrel. My opinion
is that non-relational databases on the top of the relational ORM just
don't work. You can use them for fairly simple things but when comes
to slightly advance usage you will end up with problems and
limitations. It's even worse when your background is Django
development with SQL databases you will see them really quickly. I'm
not saying that GAE storage is bad. Django ORM + GAE storage is bad