[CentralOH] Book Review: The Definitive Guide to Django Web Development Done Right

Fandi Peng fandi.814 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 03:41:32 CEST 2012

I read two books about Django before:
Visual QuickPro Guide Django
by Steven Helzner
Python Web Development With Django
By Jeff Forcier, Paul Bissex, Wesley Chun
but neither of them helped me get to know how to use it.
I guess it's because I was lack the programming knowledge
in general and the Django books are not designed for
beginning web developing learners. I will probably try to
pick it up again in the near future.

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM,  <jep200404 at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> The Definitive Guide to Django
> Web Development Done Right
> by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss
> Copyright 2008
> I recently dived into Django and began with this book.
> The first five chapters were tutorial and find.
> The examples were good and the book matched reality.
> There were a few minor errors of no great consequence.
> Starting with Chapter 6, I was no longer able to follow the book.
> I don't think this was due to any fault of the authors,
> but was due to Django changing enough since the book was
> written so that there were too many differences to figure
> out and work around for the book to be useful.
> >From there I went to the newer 2.0 version online[3].
> Not surprisingly, it matches current Django much better.
> Also, there are annotations and comments by others that can be helpful.
> Unfortunately, the free online version does not have the figures.
> For Chapter 6, one needs to use the old 2008 paper version and
> the free online version together, using the text of the online
> version and the figures of the 2008 paper version.
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> At some point I needed to deal with "Writing custom django-admin
> commands"[1], which is based on an example from a different
> tutorial[2], so I worked through both. The tutorial is pretty
> good. "Writing custom django-admin commands" has errors of commission
> and omission that seasoned djangonauts can easily work around,
> but can flummox novices.
> [1] https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/howto/custom-management-commands/
> [2] https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/
> [3] http://www.djangobook.com/en/2.0/
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