[Python-talk] New book: Pro Django: Web Development Done Right

Ric Werme 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....

    -Ric Werme

  Book Description

  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
  Django framework.

  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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