Building a Social News Site in Django
Last updated on 2013-05-01
About the Book
“Building a Social News Site in Django” is a fun and explorative approach to learning Django. Most books on Django explain each Django feature chapter by chapter and explain them to you in detail. This book doesn't take that approach. It is simply not realistic.
In a real programming assignment, you are usually asked to create a website unlike any other tutorial out there. Chances are that it is easy to use such sites but you have no clue how such sites work. You will have to struggle with implementing each features and some of the little details that you never anticipated. Actually, you will need to start using the web framework all at once.
This book tries to take you through that realistic scenario without any taking any detours. The focus is on building a social news site from scratch without any prior background in Django. You start with creating a teaser page and scale it all the way up to tuning voting algorithms. All the while, you will be guided by a fictional co-worker who will be your friend and guide.
Buy this book to understand how a real mentor would teach you not just Django but building web applications. It covers tasks like writing unit tests, migrations using South and debugging in Django.
The outline of the book:
- The Assignment
- Version 1: Email Your Submissions
- Version 2: User Submissions
- Version 3: Fresh and Interesting News
- Version 4: Final Touches and Flourishes
- Appendix: Installing Django
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Note: Half of the proceeds of this book would be donated to charitable causes.
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