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Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices For Django 1.5


Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices For Django 1.5 is chock-full of material that will help you with your Django projects.

We’ll introduce you to various tips, tricks, patterns, code snippets, and techniques that we’ve picked up over the years.

This book is great for:

  • Beginners who have just finished the Django tutorial.
  • Developers with intermediate knowledge of Django who want to improve their Django projects.

We have put thousands of hours into writing and revising its 200+ pages of concise, example-packed text.

What is everyone saying about Two Scoops of Django?

  • “A single read-through of Two Scoops of Django gave me so many lightbulbs and tips; I had to go back for a second helping.” — Lynn Root, Red Hat engineer and PyLadies ambassador.
  • Ha ha, I learned something in the first chapter. Awesome. — Zed Shaw, Author of Learn Python the Hard Way.
  • Two Scoops should provide some food for thought and usable recommendations for anybody using Django regularly. — Malcolm Tredinnick, Django Core Contributor
  • Make sure you have your favorite project next to you while reading. You’ll be doing some rewriting. — Bryan Veloso, GitHubber, PyCon PH Keynote Speaker
  • If I could time travel, the first thing I’d do would be give my younger self a copy of this book, and make him read it. — Randall Degges, Passionate Python Hacker
  • You know those lessons you learn when projects blow up in your face? This book contains several projects worth of such lessons. — Lennart Regebro, author of “Porting to Python 3”
  • This book should prove to be an amazing resource for any new-to-Django developer that picks it up. — Kenneth Love, Creator of “Getting Started with Django”
  • — Jannis Leidel, Django Core Contributor
  • No matter what your skill level is, Two Scoops has solid tips for everyone. — Jeff Triplett, Developer at Revsys
  • This is the book I wished had existed and I could have read when I started learning Django. — Barry Morrison, Linux systems engineer and Django developer
  • Two Scoops of Django is by far the best Django book I’ve read. — Ben Beecher on Twitter
  • Are there any negatives? Well yes. Only one: I wish I’ve read it earlier! — Branko Vukelic

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Coding Conventions
Chapter 2: The Optimal Django Environment Setup
Chapter 3: How To Lay Out Django Projects
Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Django App Design
Chapter 5: Settings and Requirements Files
Chapter 6: Database/Model Best Practices
Chapter 7: Function-and Class-Based Views
Chapter 8: Best Practices for Class Based Views
Chapter 9: Common Patterns for Forms
Chapter 10: More Things To Know About Forms
Chapter 11: Building REST APIs in Django
Chapter 12: Templates: Best Practices
Chapter 13: Template Tags and Filters
Chapter 14: Tradeoffs of Replacing Core Components
Chapter 15: Working With the Django Admin
Chapter 16: Dealing with the User Model
Chapter 17: Django’s Secret Sauce: Third-Party Packages
Chapter 18: Testing Chapter of Doom!
Chapter 19: Documentation: Be Obsessed
Chapter 20: Finding and Reducing Bottlenecks
Chapter 21: Security Best Practices
Chapter 22: Logging: Tips and Tools
Chapter 23: Signals: Use Cases and Avoidance Techniques
Chapter 24: What About Those Random Utilities?
Chapter 25: Deploying Django Projects
Chapter 26: How To Release Your Own Django Packages
Chapter 27: Closing Thoughts

Appendix A: Packages Mentioned In This Book
Appendix B: Troubleshooting

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