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Pro Django (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Pages: 300
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Learn how to leverage Django, the leading Python web application development framework, to its full potential in this advanced tutorial and reference. Updated for Django 1.5 and Python 3, Pro Django, Second Edition examines in great detail the complex problems that Python web application developers can face and how to solve them. It provides in–depth information about advanced tools and techniques available in every Django installation, running the gamut from the theory of Django’s internal operations to actual code that solves real–world problems for high–volume environments.

Pro Django, Second Edition goes above and beyond other books, leaving the basics far behind and showing how Django can do things even its core developers never expected. By drawing on the dynamic nature of Python, you can write Django applications that stretch the limits of what you thought possible!

What you’ll learn

  • Use Django’s models, views, forms, and templates
  • Handle HTTP and customizing back ends
  • Get the most out of Django’s common tooling
  • Employ Django in various environments
  • Build an API using Django's own components
  • 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