Pro Django (The Expert's Voice in Web Development)

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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By Vahid (Uppsala, Sweden, Sweden) · ★★★★☆ · May 10, 2013
If you agree that Languages and Frameworks are just some Tools to transform the idea of solving a problem into an actual implementation, this book covers Django framework, and does it with a great accuracy.

Reading the actual Django source code, beside of what you are reading through the book, can... ...more
By Alex (Minsk, 04, Belarus) · ★★★☆☆ · December 28, 2013
Structure is bad. Writing style is awful and annoying. Content is mostly good. This book should be thicker, to cover more important topics, and better structured. Right now it looks like reference extracts with random not linked examples of different, not always complex or insightful, tricks. ...more
By Jason (The United States) · ★★★★★ · September 16, 2010
This book is amazing if you really want to learn the insides of Django to make your life easier as a web developer. I write much less code in all of my web projects after reading this book. ...more
By Udi h (Ashdod, Israel) · January 22, 2011
Well written & very informative - teaches you Django behind-the-scenes ...more
By Alexandr (Chisinau, 57, Moldova) · ★★★★★ · October 08, 2012
Love this book. And bought paper version of it after reading. ...more
By Chan (Stanford, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · April 18, 2013
goodreads has fantastic ui seriously... ...more