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Keep models small and focused with verbose field names: Limit each model to one responsibility and use clear, descriptive names for fields to improve readability.
Avoid complex inheritance structures and favor simple abstract base classes: Use mixins or abstract base classes to keep your model hierarchy flat and easy to maintain.
related_nameto simplify reverse relations: Use
related_nameto give meaningful names to reverse relations, especially when you have more than one relation pointing to the same model.
Write clear and concise model docstrings for self-documentation: Provide clear documentation for each model to improve code readability and help other developers understand how to use the models.
Normalize your data to avoid duplicate information: Normalize your data to avoid redundancy and improve consistency.
Avoid premature optimization and use Django's built-in ORM where possible: Don't optimize your code until it's necessary, and leverage Django's built-in ORM instead of writing complex SQL queries.
Write test cases for your models to ensure data integrity and minimize bugs: Write test cases to ensure data consistency and prevent bugs that could be costly to your application.