I am brand new to Python and Django, making the switch from Rails (RoR).
I’ve been using the SLIM views template in rails. I looked around, and there seems to be SLIM support but the GitHub repo may not very active.
Are there others here using SLIM for Django, and if so, what are your impressions?
The only template engines you can practically use in Django are Django’s built-in template engine, and Jinja. Using Jinja is a bit more advanced, so if you’re new I would not recommend it.
Yes the template engine is swappable, but as you’ve experienced some people have tried and not maintained their integrations.
The main hurdle, I would say, is that Django’s admin depends on Django’s template engine (naturally). Since most projects use and need the admin, they stick with the default Django template engine.