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Django 1.0 Website Development
Author: Ayman Hourieh

Publisher: Packt
ISBN: 9788184048810
Pages: 280
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"A beginner's guide to design, develop, and deploy a fully-featured dynamic website using the features of Django 1.0 Django is a high-level Python web framework that was developed by a fast-moving online-news operation to meet the stringent twin challenges of newsroom deadlines and the needs of web developers. It is designed to promote rapid development and clean, pragmatic design and lets you build high-performing, elegant web applications rapidly. Django focuses on automating as much as possible and adhering to the DRY (Don t Repeat Yourself) principle, making it easier to build high-performance web applications faster, with less code. This book will show you how to assemble Django's features and take advantage of its power to design, develop, and deploy a fully-featured web site. It will walk you through the creation of an example web application, with lots of code examples. Specially revised for version 1.0 of Django, the book starts by introducing the main design concepts in Django. Next, it leads you through the process of installing Django on your system. After that, you will start right away on building your social bookmarking application using Django. Various Django 1.0 components and sub-frameworks will be explained during this process, and you will learn about them by example. In each chapter, you will build one or more of the features that are essential in Web 2.0 applications, like user management, tags, and AJAX. You will also learn about good software development practices, such as keeping your application secure, and automating testing with unit tests. By the end of the book, you will have built a fully functional real-life Web 2.0 application, and learned how to deploy it to a production server.

What you will learn from this book

Register your users through a user authentication system and manage them efficiently
Restrict user access to certain pages and protect against malicious input
Create tags to allow site visitors to classify, view, and share content easily
Create your own administration interface for proper monitoring of the web site
Enhance your user interface with AJAX and add flavors to your web site
Enable voting and commenting on content, and display popular content to site visitors
Build user networks; add friend management and invitation features for social networking
Create unit tests to automate the testing of code

The simple and clear approach is ideal for beginners to Django. Packed with examples and screenshots, this book will help you learn the features of Django 1.0 and help you build a dynamic website using those features.

About the Author
Ayman Hourieh holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined the engineering team at Google in January 2008. Prior to that, he worked with web application development for more than two years. In addition, he has been contributing to several Open Source projects such as Mozilla Firefox. Ayman also worked as a teaching assistant in Computer Science courses for one year. Even after working with a variety of technologies, Python remains Ayman's favorite programming language. He found Django to be a powerful and flexible Python framework that helps developers to produce high-quality web applications in a short time.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Django
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Building a Social Bookmarking Application
Chapter 4: User Registration and Management
Chapter 5: Introducing Tags
Chapter 6: Enhancing the User Interface with AJAX
Chapter 7: Voting and Commenting
Chapter 8: Creating an Administration Interface
Chapter 9: Advanced Browsing and Searching
Chapter 10: Building User Networks
Chapter 11: Extending and Deploying
Chapter 12: What Next?