Effective Django§


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Django is a popular, powerful web framework for Python. It has lots of “batteries” included, and makes it easy to get up and going. But all of the power means you can write low quality code that still seems to work. Effective Django development means building applications that are testable, maintainable, and scalable – not only in terms of traffic or load, but in terms of being able to add developers to projects. After reading Effective Django you should have an understanding of how Django’s pieces fit together, how to use them to engineer web applications, and where to look to dig deeper.

These documents are a combination of the notes and examples developed for talks prepared for PyCon 2012, PyOhio 2012, and PyCon 2013, and for Eventbrite web engineering. I’m still working on fleshing them out into a single document, but I hope you find them useful.

Feedback, suggestions, and questions may be sent to nathan@yergler.net. You can find (and fork) the source on github.

These documents are available in PDF and EPub format, as well.

Everything In Its Right Place§

Views Convert Request to Response
Forms Convert input to Python objects
Models Data and business logic