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"This is the repo of the Django Book - Learning Django Web Development"

Django, written in Python, is a web application framework designed to build complex

web applications quickly without any hassle. It loosely follows the MVC pattern and

adheres to the Don’t Repeat Yourself principle, which makes a database-driven

application efficient and highly scalable, and is by far the most popular and mature

Python web framework.

This book is a manual that will help you build a simple yet an effective Django web

application. It starts by introducing Django, setting it up, and code simple programs. You

will then learn to build your first Twitter-like app. Later on you will be introduced to

HashTags, Ajax to enhance the user interface, and tweets. You will then move on to

create an administration interface, learn database connectivity, and use third-party

libraries. Then you will learn to debug and deploy Django projects, and also get a

glimpse of Django with AngularJS and ElasticSearch. By the end of the book you will be

able to leverage Django framework to develop a fully functional web application with

minimal efforts.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Django gives you an introduction to MVC web development

frameworks, a history of Django, and explains why Python and Django are the best tools

to use to achieve the aim of this book.

Chapter 2, Getting Started shows how to set up our development environment on

UNIX/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. We will also see how to create our first project,

and connect it to a database.

Chapter 3, Code Style in Django covers all the basic topics which you would require to

follow such as coding practices for better Django web development, which IDE you

should use, and version control.

Chapter 4, Building Application like Twitter takes you through a tour of the main Django

components, and develops a working prototype for your twitter application.

Chapter 5, Introducing HashTags teaches you to design the algorithm for building a

hashtag model and mechanism to use hashtag in your post.

Chapter 6, Enhancing the User Interface with AJAX will help you enhance the UI

experience using AJAX with Django

Chapter 7, Following and Commenting shows how to create login, logout, and

registration page template. It will also show you how to allow following another user and

displaying the most followed user.

Chapter 8, Creating an Administration Interface, you will learn the features of

Administrator interface using Django’s inbuilt features and how we can show tweets in

customized way with sidebar or pagination enabled

Chapter 9, Extending and Deploying prepares your app for deployment into production

by utilizing various Django frameworks features. It will also show you how to add

support for multiple languages, improve performance by caching, automate testing, and

configure the project for a production environment.

Chapter 10, Extending Django speaks about improving various aspects of our

application, mainly performance and localization. It also teaches how to deploy your

project on a production server.

Chapter 11, Database Connectivity, cover various ways of database connectivity such as

MySQL, NoSQL, PostreSQL and so on, which is required for any database-based


Chapter 12, Using Third-party Packages, talks about open source and how to use and

implement open source third-party packages in your project.

Chapter 13, Art of Debugging, shows how to log and debug your code for better and

efficient coding practice.

Chapter 14, Deploying Django Projects, shows how to move a Django project from

development to a production environment and what are the things that needs to be taken

care off before you go live.

Chapter 15, What's Next, will take you to the next where you will be introduced to the

two most important and preferred components, AngularJS and Elasticsearch, used in the

Django project.


"This is the repo of the Django Book - Learning Django Web Development"



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