Understanding the code base
It is quite rare to find legacy code with good documentation. Even if you do, the documentation might be out of sync with the code in subtle ways that can lead to further issues. Often, the best guide to understand the application's functionality is the executable test cases and the code itself.
The official Django documentation has been organized by versions at https://docs.djangoproject.com. On any page, you can quickly switch to the corresponding page in the previous versions of Django with a selector on the bottom right-hand section of the page:
In the same way, documentation for any Django package hosted on readthedocs.org ...