django-autotask is an application for handling delayed and periodic task with no additional requirements and a simple configuration.
For using asynchronous tasks in django like sending emails or doing some periodic stuff, additional processes are required. Celery is a well established tool for that, but not easy to install and to configure. For simple applications this can seem to be a lot of overhead.
The idea of django-autotask is to have a lightweight tool to handle this kind of tasks. It is still under development but also used in production since several months without any complications.
This talk will give an introduction of how it works and how to use it.
Freelance Programmer, owner of a small advertising agency and publisher of a web-based special interest magazine for the packaging industry.