[Python-talk] New book: Pro Django: Web Development Done Right
ewerme at comcast.net
Mon Jul 2 17:16:20 EDT 2007
I don't recall people talking about this. It's available for
pre-order at Amazon,
Let me know if that links logs in as me....
Django, the Python-based equivalent to the Ruby on Rails web development
framework, is presently one of the hottest topics in web development
today. In Pro Django: Web Development Done Right, Adrian Holovaty, one of
Django's creators, and Django lead developer Jacob Kaplan-Moss show you
how they use this framework to create award-winning web sites. Over the
course of three parts, they guide you through the creation of a web
application reminiscent of chicagocrime.org.
The first part of the book introduces Django fundamentals like
installation and configuration. You'll learn about creating the
components that power a Django-driven web site. The second part delves
into the more sophisticated features of Django, like outputting non-HTML
content (such as RSS feeds and PDFs), plus caching and user
management. The third part serves as a detailed reference to Django's
many configuration options and commands. The book even includes seven
appendixes for looking up configurations options and commands. In all,
this book provides the ultimate tutorial and reference to the popular
About the Authors
Adrian Holovaty, a web developer/journalist, is one of the creators and
core developers of Django. He works at washingtonpost.com, where he
builds database web applications and does "journalism as computer
programming." Previously, he was lead developer for World Online in
Lawrence, Kansas, where Django was created.
When not working on Django improvements, Adrian hacks on side projects
for the public good, such as chicagocrime.org, which won the 2005 Batten
Award for Innovations in Journalism. He lives in Chicago and maintains a
weblog at www.Holovaty.com.
Jacob Kaplan-Moss is one of the lead developers of Django. At his day
job, he's the lead developer for the Lawrence Journal-World, a locally
owned newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, where Django was developed. At the
Journal-World, Jacob hacks on a number of sites including lawrence.com,
LJWorld.com, and KUsports.com, and he is continually embarrassed by the
multitude of media awards those sites win. In his spare time--what little
of it there is--he fancies himself a chef.
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