Chapter 1. Introduction to Django and Getting Started

Introducing Django

Great open source software almost always comes about because one or more clever developers had a problem to solve and no viable or cost effective solution available. Django is no exception. Adrian and Jacob have long since retired from the project, but the fundamentals of what drove them to create Django live on. It is this solid base of real-world experience that has made Django as successful as it is. In recognition of their contribution, I think it best we let them introduce Django in their own words (edited and reformatted from the original book).

By Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss-December 2009

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