Lightweight Django
Using REST, websockets, and Backbone
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 200

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When creating websites or applications, Python-based Django is an ideal framework to assist in clean scaffolding architecture. With the rise in popularity of client side MVC frameworks, such as Angular.js, Ember.js and Backbone.js, it can be a difficult decision to make when selecting whether Django is the right fit for your project. Questions like, "How can we integrate these client side MVC frameworks into our current Django infrastructure?” and "Where does Django fit into all of this?” frequently come up when making these decisions.

Lightweight Django serves as a guide for intermediate Django users to hone their skills in leveraging it’s efficiency and utilities. Authors Julia Elman and Mark Lavin walk you through several projects, demonstrating how to create everything from creating Flask-like micro applications to building RESTful API’s architecture for a large scale project.

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The first three chapters are great!

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Comments about oreilly Lightweight Django:

If you want to learn how to program step by step in Django, this book is for you but before you start you should take a look to the django tutorial.

At the first chapter you will learn how to create a Django project from scratch (without running django-admin py startproject).

The second chapter, will teach you how to create an image placeholder, similar to

And at the third chapter, you will create an app that list the static pages you create. I'm not sure what is the purpose of this app but you will learn very useful techniques.

In conclusion i will recommend this book because the information and examples that presents are new and you wouldn't find it on another place.

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