From idea to prototype, a learner's guide for web development with the Django application framework
About This Book
- Build two real-life based projects, one based on SQL and other based on NoSQL
- Best practices to code, debug, and deploy the Django web application
- Easy to follow instructions and real world examples to build highly effective Django web application
Who This Book Is For
This book is for web developers who want to get started with Django for web development. Basic knowledge of Python programming is required but no knowledge of Django is expected.
Django, written in Python, is a web application framework designed to build complex web applications quickly without any hassle. It loosely follows the MVC pattern and adheres to the Don't Repeat Yourself principle, which makes a database-driven application efficient and highly scalable, and is by far the most popular and mature Python web framework.
This book is a manual that will help you build a simple yet effective Django web application. It starts by introducing Django, setting it up, and shows you how to code simple programs. You will then learn to build your first Twitter-like app. Later on, you will be introduced to Hashtags, AJAX to enhance the user interface, and tweets. You will then move on to create an administration interface, learn database connectivity, and use third-party libraries. Then you will learn to debug and deploy Django projects, and also get a glimpse of Django with AngularJS and Elasticsearch. By the end of the book, you will be able to leverage the Django framework to develop a fully functional web application with minimal effort.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Django
Chapter 2. Getting Started
Chapter 3. Code Style in Django
Chapter 4. Building an Application Like Twitter
Chapter 5. Introducing Hashtags
Chapter 6. Enhancing the User Interface with AJAX
Chapter 7. Following and Commenting
Chapter 8. Creating an Administration Interface
Chapter 9. Extending and Deploying
Chapter 10. Extending Django
Chapter 11. Database Connectivity
Chapter 12. Using Third-party Packages
Chapter 13. The Art of Debugging
Chapter 14. Deploying Django Projects
Chapter 15. What's Next?