Chapter 1. Best Laid Plans

Web development starts in the mind. Sure, it may be done in Python, Ruby, C#, Groovy, or any of the other myriad programming languages out there these days, but all of them are just tools. The code for web sites is created in the mind. Conception occurs in the space (or lack of empty space, hopefully) between your ears, and implementation occurs in your programming language of choice.

One of the main goals of this book is to teach you how to architect a site using the Django web framework. But architecting a site, like any piece of software you might be developing, is about a sequence of decisions you need to make for yourself. Some of these decisions are small; others are quite large. A lot of them don't have an easy ...

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