Django Essentials
By Samuel Dauzon
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 172

In Detail

Django is a powerful Python web framework designed for rapid web application development. With the advent of frameworks such as Django, web developers have been forced to adopt MVC architectures and are encouraged to develop quality code. This quality allows several developers to work together easily and reduces the number of bugs due to human errors.

Beginning with the basics of the Web and Django, the book explains the MVC pattern. It then moves on to explain the step-by-step installation of Python, PIP, and Django on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Furthermore, you will learn how to create templates, models, forms, and so on. After reading the book, you will be able to quickly create dynamic web applications with AJAX and an admin part.

This book features a step-by-step approach that shows you how to program, create, and improve the quality of web applications using Django, with the help of Python.

Approach

This book features a step-by-step approach that shows you how to program, create, and improve the quality of web applications using Django, with the help of Python.

Who this book is for

This is an ideal book for developers who want to improve the quality and maintenance of their web application, and who already have knowledge of Python and web development.

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Pros

  • Useful Shortcut Appendix

Cons

  • Difficult to understand
  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Poorly-written

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This book tends to very briefly skip over the each of the areas. It tries to cover far too much, too quickly, without properly explaining things. A lot of code is used with only comments to explain what was happening. This was quite often insufficient though.

I found the code quite difficult to read (ebook), which was mostly down to the formatting and layout. It wasn't clear if it was a comment or actual code due to the wrapping of text. Maybe the paper book presents this in a more readable format.

I had a small amount of knowledge of Django before starting, but this book left me more confused by the end.

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