Python Web Development with Django®

Book description

Using the simple, robust, Python-based Django framework, you can build powerful Web solutions with remarkably few lines of code. In Python Web Development with Django®, three experienced Django and Python developers cover all the techniques, tools, and concepts you need to make the most of Django 1.0, including all the major features of the new release.

The authors teach Django through in-depth explanations, plus provide extensive sample code supported with images and line-by-line explanations. You’ll discover how Django leverages Python’s development speed and flexibility to help you solve a wide spectrum of Web development problems and learn Django best practices covered nowhere else. You’ll build your first Django application in just minutes and deepen your real-world skills through start-to-finish application projects including

  • Simple Web log (blog)

  • Online photo gallery

  • Simple content management system

  • Ajax-powered live blogger

  • Online source code sharing/syntax highlighting tool

  • How to run your Django applications on the Google App Engine

  • This complete guide starts by introducing Python, Django, and Web development concepts, then dives into the Django framework, providing a deep understanding of its major components (models, views, templates), and how they come together to form complete Web applications. After a discussion of four independent working Django applications, coverage turns to advanced topics, such as caching, extending the template system, syndication, admin customization, and testing. Valuable reference appendices cover using the command-line, installing and configuring Django, development tools, exploring existing Django applications, the Google App Engine, and how to get more involved with the Django community.

    Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting Started

    Chapter 1: Practical Python for Django 7

    Chapter 2: Django for the Impatient: Building a Blog 57

    Chapter 3: Starting Out 77

    Part II: Django in Depth

    Chapter 4: Defining and Using Models 89

    Chapter 5: URLs, HTTP Mechanisms, and Views 117

    Chapter 6: Templates and Form Processing 135

    Part III: Django Applications by Example

    Chapter 7: Photo Gallery 159

    Chapter 8: Content Management System 181

    Chapter 9: Liveblog 205

    Chapter 10: Pastebin 221

    Part IV: Advanced Django Techniques and Features

    Chapter 11: Advanced Django Programming 235

    Chapter 12: Advanced Django Deployment 261

    Part V: Appendices

    Appendix A: Command Line Basics 285

    Appendix B: Installing and Running Django 295

    Appendix C: Tools for Practical Django Development 313

    Appendix D: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Django Applications 321

    Appendix E: Django on the Google App Engine 325

    Appendix F: Getting Involved in the Django Project 337

    Index 339

    Colophon 375

    Product information

    • Title: Python Web Development with Django®
    • Author(s): Paul Bissex, Jeff Forcier, Wesley Chun
    • Release date: October 2008
    • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
    • ISBN: 9780321564177