Top Django books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Django

Understanding the concepts of Django starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Django Girls Tutorial

Django Girls Tutorial

Welcome to the Django Girls Tutorial! We are happy to see you here :) In this tutorial, we will take you on a journey under the hood of web technologies, offering you a glimpse of all the bits and pieces that need to come together to make the web work as we know it. As with all unknown things, this is going to be an adventure - but no worries, since you already worked up the courage to be here, you'll be just fine :)

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Test-Driven Development with Python: Obey the Testing Goat: Using Django, Selenium, and JavaScript

Test-Driven Development with Python: Obey the Testing Goat: Using Django, Selenium, and JavaScript

By taking you through the development of a real web application from beginning to end, the second edition of this hands-on guide demonstrates the practical advantages of test-driven development (TDD) with Python. You’ll learn how to write and run tests before building each part of your app, and then develop the minimum amount of code required to pass those tests. The result? Clean code that works. In the process, you’ll learn the basics of Django, Selenium, Git, jQuery, and Mock, along with current web development techniques. If you’re ready to take your Python skills to the next level, this book―updated for Python 3.6―clearly demonstrates how TDD encourages simple designs and inspires confidence.

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Django for Beginners: Build websites with Python and Django

Django for Beginners: Build websites with Python and Django

Completely updated in May 2023 for Django 4.2. Learn how to build five real-world Python web applications with authentication, testing, permissions, environment variables, and production-ready deployment. Key Features * Master Django fundamentals, including models, ORM, views, templates, settings, forms, authentication, and middleware. * Deploy your websites into production and learn how to toggle between local and production environments seamlessly. * Write robust tests for each project and utilize environment variables for enhanced security. * Implement custom authentication: signup, login, logout, password change, and password reset. * Integrate powerful third-party Django packages to improve key functionality.

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Django for APIs: Build web APIs with Python and Django

Django for APIs: Build web APIs with Python and Django

Django for APIs is a project-based guide to building modern web APIs with Django & Django REST Framework. It is suitable for beginners who have never built an API before as well as professional programmers looking for a fast-paced introduction to Django fundamentals and best practices. Over the course of 200+ pages you'll learn how to set up a new project properly, how web APIs work under the hood, and advanced testing and deployment techniques. Three separate projects are built from scratch with progressively more advanced features including a Library API, Todo API, and Blog API. User authentication, permissions, documentation, viewsets, and routers are all covered thoroughly.

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Django for Professionals: Production Websites with Python & Django

Django for Professionals: Production Websites with Python & Django

This book covers in-depth how professional Django programmers do their job and build real-world web applications. Topics covered include Docker, environment variables, payments, search, permissions, file/image uploads, testing, security, performance, and deployment. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction Chapter 1: Docker *Chapter 2: PostgreSQL Chapter 3: Bookstore Project Chapter 4: Pages App Chapter 5: User Registration

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Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.8 (India E-Book)

Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.8 (India E-Book)

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

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Specializations and Deeper Django Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Django is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Mastering Django

Mastering Django

Mastering Django is the latest version of Mastering Django: Core—the original, best-selling programmer’s reference for Django. Mastering Django is not just a revision of the original book—it has been completely rewritten from the ground up to meet the needs of modern Django programmers. The main goal of this book is to make you a Django expert. By reading this book, you’ll learn the skills needed to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain. This book is also a programmer’s manual that provides complete coverage of modern Django version 3 and above. For developers creating applications for commercial and business-critical deployments, Mastering Django delivers a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for the latest versions of Django.

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