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Python Web Development with Django


Using the simple, robust, Python-based Django framework, you can build powerful Web solutions with remarkably few lines of code. In Python Web Development with Django®, three experienced Django and Python developers cover all the techniques, tools, and concepts you need to make the most of Django 1.0, including all the major features of the new release.

The authors teach Django through in-depth explanations, plus provide extensive sample code supported with images and line-by-line explanations. You’ll discover how Django leverages Python’s development speed and flexibility to help you solve a wide spectrum of Web development problems and learn Django best practices covered nowhere else. You’ll build your first Django application in just minutes and deepen your real-world skills through start-to-finish application projects including

  • Simple Web log (blog)
  • Online photo gallery
  • Simple content management system
  • Ajax-powered live blogger
  • Online source code sharing/syntax highlighting tool
  • How to run your Django applications on the Google App Engine

This complete guide starts by introducing Python, Django, and Web development concepts, then dives into the Django framework, providing a deep understanding of its major components (models, views, templates), and how they come together to form complete Web applications. After a discussion of four independent working Django applications, coverage turns to advanced topics, such as caching, extending the template system, syndication, admin customization, and testing. Valuable reference appendices cover using the command-line, installing and configuring Django, development tools, exploring existing Django applications, the Google App Engine, and how to get more involved with the Django community.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Practical Python for Django
Chapter 2: Django for the Impatient: Building a Blog
Chapter 3: Starting Out

Part II: Django in Depth
Chapter 4: Defining and Using Models
Chapter 5: URLs, HTTP Mechanisms, and Views
Chapter 6: Templates and Form Processing

Part III: Django Applications by Example
Chapter 7: Photo Gallery
Chapter 8: Content Management System
Chapter 9: Liveblog
Chapter 10: Pastebin

Part IV: Advanced Django Techniques and Features
Chapter 11: Advanced Django Programming
Chapter 12: Advanced Django Deployment

Part V: Appendices
Appendix A: Command Line Basics
Appendix B: Installing and Running Django
Appendix C: Tools for Practical Django Development
Appendix D: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Django Applications
Appendix E: Django on the Google App Engine
Appendix F: Getting Involved in the Django Project

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