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Two Scoops of Django 1.11: Best Practices for the Django Web Framework Paperback – June 30, 2017
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Daniel and Audrey Roy Greenfeld are experienced software professionals and co-authors of a series of Python web development books. They have given keynote speeches at numerous academic and professional Python and Django conferences around the world. Hailing experience with NASA and MIT, they has authored various popular open-source utility libraries, which are in production use by thousands of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.
To learn more about Daniel and Audrey:
- Main Website: roygreenfeld.com
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- Twitter: twitter.com/twoscoopspress
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This book does what a framework should do -- it provides all of the material required for good professional formation -- much more than a quickstart book, much less than an encyclopedia of Django, TSD (as it is abbreviated by the many Django managers that have to mention it too many times to write out) is the book for the typical Django user -- a perfectionist with deadlines.
Reading the 15 chapters absolutely required to create and understand Django sites will take you around 15 hours. Reading all 33 chapters--and being able to apply them all -- will take you about 40, and you will then know everything that should be standard for a Django professional.
I have heard it said that, when you are interviewing a prospective Django developer, hearing a mention of "Two Scoops" or "Greenfield" means that the interview is going to go well.
If you want to learn python, read Mark Lutz's "Learning Python". If you want to use python fluidly, read Beazley and Jones' "Python Cookbook". If you want to __understand__ python, read Luciano Ramalho's "Fluent Python".
If you want to make a living as a business programmer in python, read this book.
When you start to make the transition from noob to intermediate and up, you will have tons of questions like those, and this book lays it all there for you.
One key strength of this book is that each Chapter (and often, each Chapter section) can be read as a standalone tidbit. This is great when I need to figure out something fast, sort of like a portable Stack Overflow. This strength can become a weakness, though, for more complex topics where I am really clueless (such as class-based views). I hunger for more fully worked out examples in the context of a real project.
It would be amazing if they made a companion volume, something like 'Two Scoops in Practice' walking us through a single, complex project, that they explain from beginning to end, that could be used to illustrate the different things in the book. I would buy ten copies of that and hoard it.
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