Web development has made large leaps of progress over the last few years. The advent of scripting languages, web frameworks, and AJAX made rapid development of web applications possible and easier than ever. This book takes you through a tutorial for building a Web 2.0 application using two hot technologies: Python and Django. The application allows users to store and share bookmarks. Many of the exciting Web 2.0 applications will be explained and developed throughout this book.
In the next chapter, we will set up our development environment by installing the necessary software, and get a feel for Django by creating our first application.