Django for Professionals
Django for Professionals
Production websites with Python & Django
About the Book
Once you have learned the basics of Django there is a massive gap between building simple "toy apps" and what it takes to build a "production-ready" web application suitable for deployment to thousands or even millions of users.
In the book you’ll learn how to:
- Build a Bookstore website from scratch
- Use Docker and PostgreSQL locally to mimic production settings
- Implement advanced user registration with email
- Write comprehensive tests
- Adopt advanced security and performance improvements
- Add search and file/image uploads
If you want to take advantage of all that Django has to offer, Django for Professionals is a comprehensive best practices guide to building and deploying modern websites.
"If you’re looking for a guide into the world of Django, then the three-step of Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals is ideal: get up and running, get into APIs, which are a cornerstone of modern app development, and then add the bits you need to your fledging app into production, from databases and static files, to user accounts and security. It’s a long road. Will’s books are an awesome companion."—CARLTON GIBSON, Django Fellow and Django REST Framework core contributor
"When readers interested in web development ask me what to read next after Python Crash Course, I refer them to Will's books: Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals. I highly recommend you check out his work."—ERIC MATTHES, author of Python Crash Course
"Will's books are a fantastic resource for web development with Django and Python. I highly recommended them.”—JEFF TRIPLETT, Python Software Foundation Director, DEFNA President, and REVSYS Partner
- Book Structure
- Book Layout
- Text Editor
Chapter 1: Docker
- What is Docker?
- Containers vs. Virtual Environments
- Install Docker
- Docker Hello, World
- Django Hello, World
- Pages App
- Images, Containers, and the Docker Host
Chapter 2: PostgreSQL
- Detached Mode
- New Database
Chapter 3: Bookstore Project
- Custom User Model
- Custom User Forms
- Custom User Admin
- Unit Tests
Chapter 4: Pages App
- URLs and Views
- Testing Templates
- Testing HTML
- setUp Method
Chapter 5: User Registration
- Auth App
- Auth URLs and Views
- Django Source Code
- Log In
- Log Out
- Sign Up
Chapter 6: Static Assets
- staticfiles app
- Static Directory
- About Page
- Django Crispy Forms
Chapter 7: Advanced User Registration
- Log In
- Log Out
- Sign Up
- Email Only Login
Chapter 8: Environment Variables
- DEBUG and ALLOWED_HOSTS
Chapter 9: Email
- Custom Confirmation Emails
- Email Confirmation Page
- Password Reset and Password Change
- Email Service
Chapter 10: Books App
- Individual Book Page
- Primary Keys vs. IDs
- Slugs vs. UUIDs
Chapter 11: Reviews App
- Foreign Keys
- Reviews model
Chapter 12: File/Image Uploads
- Media Files
- Next Steps
Chapter 13: Permissions
- Logged-In Users Only
- Custom Permissions
- User Permissions
- Groups & UserPassesTestMixin
Chapter 14: Search
- Search Results Page
- Basic Filtering
- Q Objects
- Search Form
Chapter 15: Performance
- Analyzing Pages
- select_related and prefetch_related
- Front-end Assets
Chapter 16: Security
- Social Engineering
- Django updates
- Deployment Checklist
- Web Security
- SQL injection
- XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
- Clickjacking Protection
- HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
- Secure Cookies
- Admin Hardening
Chapter 17: Deployment
- PaaS vs IaaS
- Media Files
- Deploying with Docker
- Heroku Deployment
- Heroku Logs
- Heroku Add-ons
- Learning Resources
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