The Definitive Guide to Django

Web Development Done Right

Authors: Kaplan-Moss, Jacob, Holovaty, Adrian

  • This is the first Django book
  • Authored by the creators and developers of Django
  • Offers both a tutorial on creating websites using Django, and a reference guide for advanced developers
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About this book

Django, the Python–based equivalent to the Ruby on Rails web development framework, is hottest topics in web development. In The Definitive Guide to Django: Web Development Done Right, Adrian Holovaty, one of Django's creators, and Django lead developer Jacob Kaplan–Moss show you how they use this framework to create award–winning web sites. Over the course of three parts, they guide you through the creation of a web application reminiscent of chicagocrime.org.

The first part of the book introduces Django fundamentals like installation and configuration. You'll learn about creating the components that power a Django-driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, like outputting non–HTML content (such as RSS feeds and PDFs), plus caching and user management. The third part serves as a detailed reference to Django's many configuration options and commands. The book even includes seven appendices for looking up configurations options and commands. In all, this book provides the ultimate tutorial and reference to the popular Django framework.

About the authors

Jacob Kaplan-Moss is one of the lead developers of Django. At his day job, he's the lead developer for the Lawrence Journal-World, a locally owned newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, where Django was developed. At the Journal-World, Jacob hacks on a number of sites including lawrence.com, LJWorld.com, and KUsports.com, and he is continually embarrassed by the multitude of media awards those sites win. In his spare time what little of it there is he fancies himself a chef.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Django

    Holovaty, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Getting Started

    Holovaty, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

  • The Basics of Dynamic Web Pages

    Holovaty, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • The Django Template System

    Holovaty, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • Interacting with a Database: Models

    Holovaty, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 59-82

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0331-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Definitive Guide to Django
Book Subtitle
Web Development Done Right
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0331-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0331-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
447
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