The Definitive Guide to Django

The Definitive Guide to Django : Web Development Done Right

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This latest edition of The Definitive Guide to Django is updated for Django 1.1, and, with the forward-compatibility guarantee that Django now provides, should serve as the ultimate tutorial and reference for this popular framework for years to come.

Django, the Python-based equivalent to Ruby's Rails web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Lead developer Jacob Kaplan-Moss and Django creator Adrian Holovaty show you how they use this framework to create award-winning web sites by guiding you through the creation of a web application reminiscent of

The Definitive Guide to Django is broken into three parts, with the first introducing Django fundamentals such as installation and configuration, and creating the components that together power a Django-driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, including outputting non-HTML content such as RSS feeds and PDFs, caching, and user management. The appendixes serve as a detailed reference to Django's many configuration options and commands.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • XXXVI, 536 p.
  • 143021936X
  • 9781430219361
  • 267,768

About Adrian Holovaty

Adrian Holovaty, a web developer and journalist, is one of the creators and core developers of Django. He works at, where he builds database web applications and does "journalism as computer programming." Previously, he was lead developer for World Online in Lawrence, Kansas, where Django was created. When not working on Django improvements, Adrian hacks on side projects for the public good, such as, which won the 2005 Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. He lives in Chicago and maintains a weblog at
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Table of contents

Introduction to Django
Getting Started
Views and URLconfs
The Django Admin Site
Advanced Views and URLconfs
Advanced Templates
Advanced Models
Generic Views
Deploying Django
Generating Non-HTML Content
Sessions, Users, and Registration
Integrating with Legacy Databases and Applications
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