Whenever someone in the Microsoft development world has needed to demonstrate virtually anything utilising a database, the Microsoft Northwind database has been used.
The beauty of the Northwind database being so widely recognised and frequently reused, is that developers around the world don’t need to concern themselves with learning or understanding a new database schema every time another developer wishes to provide an example. Instead, the developer doing the example can simply state that his or her example is based off of the Northwind database and by proxy of its popularity, the majority of the readers will immediately understand.
Since the Microsoft Northwind database is so popular and used so widely, it seemed like a good idea to make it available for anyone wanting to do some simple examples using Django. I’ll be releasing the initial version of it in the coming days, keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested.