This week I got quite an astonishing news.
About 6 years ago I created a kind of ERP with django for a client. It was quite a big application with many complex features and it was deployed on premise.
Not very long after I dissolved my company to go work for a large enterprise. Last time I heard from this application was from the company that manage the servers running it (and thus keeps my application up), they only said that they thought my application would be rewritten.
In the mean time, years passed and I changed job again.. and my new boss got to meet my old client.
When he asked them about the application, they said they still used it and they love it!
So there you go, a large application used by over 20 people on a daily basis.. completely unattended, not even monitored (anymore) and everything still runs smoothly after 6 years.
That's no small feat, but I'm not ashamed to say that the real hero here is django 🙂
All the good practices baked-in and around it led to something very stable and reliable and that's really rewarding.