My name may have ended up first in the author list, but this book wouldn’t be here without the effort and dedication of the other two. Paul and Wesley are scholars and gentlemen of the highest caliber, and working with them has been an awesome experience.

Speaking of scholars and gentlemen, the Django core team is filled to the brim. The original four—Adrian Holovaty, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Simon Willison, and Wilson Miner—have laid (and continue to lay) an incredible groundwork, which has been expanded on by Malcolm Tredinnick, Georg Bauer, Luke Plant, Russell Keith-Magee, and Robert Wittams. Each one of these guys is an inspiration to me, and I’m not easily inspired.

I’d also like to acknowledge two fellow “Djangonauts” and IRC ...

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