Django 2 Web Development Cookbook - Third Edition

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  • Get started with the basic configuration necessary to start any Django project
  • Build a database structure out of reusable model mixins
  • Secure web applications against malicious usage and address common performance bottlenecks
  • Integrate with, and extend, the Django CMS
  • Construct and manage complex and deep hierarchies
  • Import data from local sources and external web services and export it to third parties

Django is a framework designed to balance rapid web development with high performance. It handles high levels of user traffic and interaction, integrates with a variety of databases, and collects and processes data in real time. This book follows a task-based approach to guide you through developing with the Django 2.1 framework, starting with setting up and configuring Docker containers and a virtual environment for your project.

You'll learn how to write reusable pieces of code for your models and manage database changes. You'll work with forms and views to enter and list data, applying practical examples using templates and JavaScript together for the optimum user experience. This cookbook helps you to adjust the built-in Django administration to fit your needs and sharpen security and performance to make your web applications as robust, scalable, and dependable as possible. You'll also explore integration with Django CMS, the popular content management suite.

In the final chapters, you'll learn programming and debugging tricks and discover how collecting data from different sources and providing it to others in various formats can be a breeze. By the end of the book, you'll learn how to test and deploy projects to a remote dedicated server and scale your application to meet user demands.

  • Discover solutions to a variety of web application scenarios, leveraging the power of the Django framework
  • Understand URL routing, models, forms, templates, and RESTful services with Django 2.14
  • Test, deploy, and scale your web applications efficiently with Amazon Web Services
Page Count 544
Course Length 16 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781788837682
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2018


Aidas Bendoraitis

Aidas Bendoraitis has been professionally working with web technologies for over a decade. Over the last 10 years at a Berlin-based company, studio 38 pure communication GmbH, together with a creative team, he has developed a number of small and large-scale Django projects, mostly in the cultural area. At the moment he is also working as software architect at a London-based mobile startup, Hype. Aidas regularly attends the meetups of the Django User Group in Berlin, occasionally visits Django and Python conferences, and writes a blog about Django.

Jake Kronika

Jake Kronika, a senior software engineer with nearly 25 years' experience, has been working with Python since 2005, and Django since 2007. Evolving alongside the web development space, his skillset encompasses HTML5, CSS3, and ECMAScript 6 on the frontend, plus Python, Django, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and much more besides on the server side.

Currently a senior software engineer and development team lead, he collaborates with skilled designers, business stakeholders, and developers around the world to architect robust web applications. In his spare time, he also provides full-spectrum web services as sole proprietor of Gridline Design and Development.

Prior to this book, he has acted as a technical reviewer for several other Packt titles.