Hello, I'm Christian Schmitt and in my Company we are working with AngularJS and Django.
Currently we are working on a application that makes heavy usage of Django HTTP Rest Framework.
Since the web is growing and more and more the web develops from a pure HTTP Response / Request Web to a more Heavy Client-side Web with websockets or JSON Response data.
With the introduction of Django Class-Based-Views it's even more easy to turn Django into a really really good solution for APIs.
But still some things are missing.
I hope i could explain them and tell them why django needs them.
At the moment every request Django does needs to be on the same ORIGIN. Let's explain this on a development environment.
- Django runs on localhost:8000
This is very sad and django has no current solution for this. Maybe this would also be cool to be configured in the Django-admin
2. OAuth/OAuth2 support:
Currently Django only supports authentication with the inbuilt HTTP Basic Auth.
But now let's take a closer look, how many 3rd party oauth package does exists?
Currently this site tells us that there are 7 packages. And thus aren't all packages.
I think it would be great to move one of them in contrib, that the development of these great tools could be coordinated and only one or two good solutions will stay alive while people could contribute to the 'best' solutions.
Since its always a pain for developers to use packages when there are so many. It leads to fragmentation. I mean what happens when i then need to fork, since some features are missing on every package? then we have another solution and most of the time the fork won't get pulled into the main version, so there will be a new package alive.
Currently I think that we should take a look in the future and maybe add more packages to contrib that solves the problem of Django and the future web. Lot's of things change with the bigger support of html5 support in browsers.
The web will change and django is an ecosystem and i think its a must that the ecosystem will evolve and support even more than plain html in the future.
Even for REST Architecture Django is a great tool and some companies making heavy usage of Django REST. One of the greatest companies that use it, is INSTAGRAM. They have a pure Django based backend while connecting thousands of clients to a Django Backend.
Also the introduction of CBV is a huge step forwards to support this kind of architecture. The only thing that Django misses are better JSON/XML/YAML support for input/output data and data exchange between clients, but i think currently tastypie and django http rest framework are good solutions and they aren't that much fragmented.
And many many more.