Django hits 1.0
Django (pronounced Jang-oh), like Ruby on Rails, is part of the new-hotness class of web frameworks that has generated interest amongst lots of web developers. Loosely following the model-view-controller paradigm, Django's goal is to create complex database-driven website quickly and efficiently. Pownce is powered by Django, as are parts of The Washington Post. Web developer Jeff Croft's was built using Django, and was actually what inspired me to give the framework a try.
I spent some time this summer playing with Django and was very impressed with its speed and efficiency and the community behind the project. The project released The Django Book online late last year and there are tons of great resources online for anyone wanting to give it a try.
You can download Django here, you just need Python 2.3 or higher.