[python-uk] Django Rest Book: a collaborative book about Django Rest Framework

Dougal Matthews dougal at dougalmatthews.com
Sat Jul 25 13:59:00 CEST 2015

On 25 July 2015 at 12:43, a.grandi at gmail.com <a.grandi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I would like to announce an idea I had in the past weeks (no, I'm not
> announcing a ready book, please keep reading :P ): a book about Django
> Rest Framework!

Why do this rather than adding more useful content to the documentation?

> Directly from the README:
> The idea of writing a book about Django Rest Framework comes from my
> (Andrea Grandi) daily usage of this fantastic library. The framework
> itself has a very good documentation but sometimes it can be not
> enough, expecially for people that have just started working with it.
> I don't define myself a Django Rest Framework expert despite having
> used it for the latest 2 years and very often I need to look at the
> documentation. This is why I would like to make this a collaborative
> work: I have surely the willing but not all the required experience.
> Surely at the end of this adventure I (and everyone who will
> contribute) will have a wider knowledge of the framework, but still
> the book will need the help of more people expecially in areas where
> an expert of internals is required or even just to review how it has
> been written (disclaimer: I'm not a native english speaker, so expect
> some errors in the text).
> Who would like to help me in this adventure :) ?
> The url of the project is here: https://github.com/djangorestbook/djangorestbook
> NOTE: I've no plans to make this a commercial product/book and all the
> material will be released with the Creative Common license. When the
> book will be ready, if we will be able to find a publisher maybe we
> will put a small price on the final book, just to cover the
> publishing/printing expenses, but for now publishing (as in paper or
> through an official channel) is not something that I'm planning to do.
> p.s: please be kind with your feedback about this idea, because what I
> want to do is just to create something that will help many people to
> have a better understanding of this fantastic library that is Django
> Rest Framework.
> --
> Andrea Grandi - Software Engineer
> Website: http://www.andreagrandi.it
> Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreagrandi
> GitHub: https://github.com/andreagrandi
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