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The authors teach Django through in-depth explanations, plus provide extensive sample code supported with images and line-by-line explanations. You'll discover how Django leverages Python's development speed and flexibility to help you solve a wide spectrum of Web development problems and learn Django best practices covered nowhere else. You'll build your first Django application in just minutes and deepen your real-world skills through start-to-finish application projects including
This complete guide starts by introducing Python, Django, and Web development concepts, then dives into the Django framework, providing a deep understanding of its major components (models, views, templates), and how they come together to form complete Web applications. After a discussion of four independent working Django applications, coverage turns to advanced topics, such as caching, extending the template system, syndication, admin customization, and testing. Valuable reference appendices cover using the command-line, installing and configuring Django, development tools, exploring existing Django applications, the Google App Engine, and how to get more involved with the Django community.
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Practical Python for Django 7
Chapter 2: Django for the Impatient: Building a Blog 57
Chapter 3: Starting Out 77
Part II: Django in Depth
Chapter 4: Defining and Using Models 89
Chapter 5: URLs, HTTP Mechanisms, and Views 117
Chapter 6: Templates and Form Processing 135
Part III: Django Applications by Example
Chapter 7: Photo Gallery 159
Chapter 8: Content Management System 181
Chapter 9: Liveblog 205
Chapter 10: Pastebin 221
Part IV: Advanced Django Techniques and Features
Chapter 11: Advanced Django Programming 235
Chapter 12: Advanced Django Deployment 261
Part V: Appendices
Appendix A: Command Line Basics 285
Appendix B: Installing and Running Django 295
Appendix C: Tools for Practical Django Development 313
Appendix D: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Django Applications 321
Appendix E: Django on the Google App Engine 325
Appendix F: Getting Involved in the Django Project 337
I've read four books on Django now, as well as the documentation on the Django website.
So by the time I had finished that chapter, I had built two different Django sites but not really read anything about the language or framework or theory thereof.
As a pretty experienced web programmer but new to django, I found this book very helpful.
Covers Django v1.0?!! I grabbed this book because I'm interested in learning Django and Python, and I love this publisher for technical books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul A. Caskey
Watch out!! It is 6 years old and completely outdated.
Buying this one was a mistake.
This book covers a lot of the topics one needs to develop Django-framework websites, but many times I wished for more examples and more screenshots of web pages based on the code. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Steven Derosa
I am probably not entitled to make a review on this, Django (or Python -anything-), due to the fact that relatively I am very unexperienced but since I have a background history... Read morePublished 22 months ago by B D. Rodriguez
Used book to supplement UNIX/Linux 101 undergraduate college course that I taught in Fall'2011 ... I/class ran into multiple issues running book's sample code ... Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by JCGARU
This book has a lot of information on Django but it assumes that the reader has previous knowledge of the development library. Read morePublished on February 10, 2011 by TK
Coverage in the first three chapters is okay. Even though when they start getting into examples, the authors seem to jump from Windows to Mac quite often. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Sree
I probably would give the content of the book 4 stars.
However, the book claims in the preface that "monospacing [is used] to delineate Python and command line material... Read more
Well written book that explains how Python and Django work together. If you're new to either, this is a good place to start. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by David Alan Tussey