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Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.8

By: Daniel Roy Greenfeld,Audrey Roy Greenfeld
Pages: 532
Publisher: Two Scoops Press
Publication Date: May 15, 2015

Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices For Django 1.8 is chock-full of even more material that will help you with your Django projects.

We'll introduce you to various tips, tricks, patterns, code snippets, and techniques that we've picked up over the years.

We have put thousands of hours into the third edition of the book, writing and revising its material to include significant improvements and new material based on feedback from previous editions.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Coding Style
  • Chapter 2: The Optimal Django Environment Setup
  • Chapter 3: How To Lay Out Django Projects
  • Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Django App Design
  • Chapter 5: Settings and Requirements Files
  • Chapter 6: Model Best Practices
  • Chapter 7: Queries and the Database Layer
  • Chapter 8: Function- and Class-Based Views
  • Chapter 9: Best Practices for Function-Based Views
  • Chapter 10: Best Practices for Class-Based Views
  • Chapter 11: Form Fundamentals
  • Chapter 12: Common Patterns for Forms
  • Chapter 13: Templates: Best Practices
  • Chapter 14: Template Tags and Filters
  • Chapter 15: Django Templates and Jinja2
  • Chapter 16: Building REST APIs
  • Chapter 17: Consuming REST APIs
  • Chapter 18: Tradeoffs of Replacing Core Components
  • Chapter 19: Working With the Django Admin
  • Chapter 20: Dealing with the User Model
  • Chapter 21: Django's Secret Sauce: Third-Party Packages
  • Chapter 22: Testing Chapter of Doom!
  • Chapter 23: Documentation: Be Obsessed
  • Chapter 24: Finding and Reducing Bottlenecks
  • Chapter 25: Asynchronous Task Queues
  • Chapter 26: Security Best Practices
  • Chapter 27: Logging: Tips and Tools
  • Chapter 28: Signals: Use Cases and Avoidance Techniques
  • Chapter 29: What About Those Random Utilities?
  • Chapter 30: Deployment: Platforms as a Service
  • Chapter 31: Deploying Django Projects
  • Chapter 29: Identical Environments: The Holy Grail
  • Chapter 32: Continuous Integration
  • Chapter 33: The Art of Debugging
  • Chapter 34: Where and How to Ask Django Questions
  • Chapter 35: Closing Thoughts
  • Appendix A: Packages Mentioned In This Book
  • Appendix B: Troubleshooting
  • Appendix C: Additional Resources
  • Appendix D: Internationalization and Localization
  • Appendix E: Settings Alternatives
  • Appendix F: Working with Python 3

What is everyone saying about Two Scoops of Django?

  • I read the first edition cover to cover. The second one raises the bar again. It's pedagogical, entertaining, and thoughtful. -- Aymeric Augustin, Django core developer.
  • Whether you're a Django beginner or a seasoned veteran, I recommend you get this book, and read it cover to cover, and keep it near you for easy reference. --Ken Cochrane, Django developer since 2008
  • A single read-through of Two Scoops of Django gave me so many lightbulbs and tips; I had to go back for a second helping. -- Lynn Root, Spotify engineer, PSF Director, and PyLadies ambassador.
  • Make sure you have your favorite project next to you while reading. You'll be doing some rewriting. -- Bryan Veloso, GitHubber, PyCon PH Keynote Speaker
  • You know those lessons you learn when projects blow up in your face? This book contains several projects worth of such lessons. -- Lennart Regebro, author of "Porting to Python 3"
  • This book should prove to be an amazing resource for any new-to-Django developer that picks it up. -- Kenneth Love, Creator of "Getting Started with Django"
  • This is the book I wished had existed and I could have read when I started learning Django. -- Barry Morrison, Linux systems engineer and Django developer