CHAPTER 1

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Understanding Django

Code alone isn’t enough. Sure, it’s what the computer runs, but code has to come from somewhere. A programmer has to sit down and decide what features to include, how they should be implemented, what other software to utilize, and how to provide hooks for future enhancements to be added. It’s easy to skip straight to code, ignoring the cognitive process that produces it, but great programmers always have reasons for the decisions they make.

With a framework, like Django, many such decisions have already been made, and the tools provided are shaped by these decisions, and by the programmers who made them. By adopting ...

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