Once again, I have to tip my head to the folks at Packt Publishing for their decision of selling ebooks and not password protecting them, giving you complete control over your purchase!!! You can alsocopy text from it, which makes your life really easy when youâ€™re following along and want to copy some of the code being described!
If you’re new to Django and want to learn quickly how to use this powerful framework or, if you’re like me and want to get your hands dirty on a small project to get you up to speed, then this is the book you should buy! Let me say this again so not to leave any room for doubts: I am wholeheartedly recommending this book!
I wish more books were written like “Django 1.0 Website Development”: You start off with an idea for a full blown project and as you progress through the chapters, you build this project from scratch to its completeness! This is not a reference book and you should already know what Django is, etc, etc.
Each chapter builds onto the next one, giving you a full sense of developing a web application from the ground up, all the while learning some cool techniques such as adding AJAX-y effects and doing in-place searches and editing of information:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Django Chapter 2: Getting Started Chapter 3: Building a Social Bookmarking Application Chapter 4: User Registration and Management Chapter 5: Introducing Tags Chapter 6: Enhancing the User Interface with AJAX Chapter 7: Voting and Commenting Chapter 8: Creating an Administration Interface Chapter 9: Advanced Browsing and Searching Chapter 10: Building User Networks Chapter 11: Extending and Deploying Chapter 12: What Next?
By the time you’re done with it, you will wish this book had more than 12 chapters! But have no fear, soon I’ll be neck deep into “Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging”, due to be published this April! :)