Pro Django

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Apress, Dec 16, 2008 - Computers - 299 pages
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Django is the leading Python web application development framework. Learn how to leverage the Django web framework to its full potential in this advanced tutorial and reference. Endorsed by Django, Pro Django more or less picks up where The Definitive Guide to Django left off and examines in greater detail the unusual and complex problems that Python web application developers can face and how to solve them.

  • Provides in–depth information about advanced tools and techniques available in every Django installation
  • Runs the gamut from the theory of Django’s internal operations to actual code that solves real–world problems for high–volume environments
  • Goes above and beyond other books, leaving the basics behind
  • Shows how Django can do things even its core developers never dreamed possible
What you’ll learn
  • See how to use Django’s models, views, forms, and templates
  • Handle HTTP and customizing back ends
  • Use Django’s common tooling
  • Employ Django in various environments
  • Build a business software suite for use in the corporate world
  • Make this code reusable—even distributable
Who this book is for

This book is for companies looking for a framework capable of supporting enterprise needs, as well as advanced Python or web developers looking to solve unusual, complex problems.

Table of Contents
  1. Understanding Django
  2. Django Is Python
  3. Models
  4. URLs and Views
  5. Forms
  6. Templates
  7. Handling HTTP
  8. Backend Protocols
  9. Common Tools
  10. Coordinating Applications
  11. Enhancing Applications

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A great book for the experienced Django programmer who wants to glance at the details.

About the author (2008)

By day, Marty Alchin works as a senior software engineer at Heroku, and after that, he writes and codes for fun and community. His blog can be found at http://martyalchin.com/ and he has profiles on many other services under the name Gulopine. In particular, his code can be found on GitHub and his random thoughts are on Twitter. He also accepts tips for his open source work at https://gittip.com/gulopine.

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