The Definitive Guide to Django

Web Development Done Right

  • Authors
  • Adrian Holovaty
  • Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 11-19
    3. Pages 21-37
    4. Pages 39-70
    5. Pages 71-94
    6. Pages 95-118
    7. Pages 119-141
  3. Advanced Usage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Pages 167-190
    3. Pages 191-201
    4. Pages 203-212
    5. Pages 213-234
  4. Other Django Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Pages 277-290
    3. Pages 291-307
    4. Pages 309-315
    5. Pages 323-340
    6. Pages 341-349
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-499

About this book


This latest edition of The Definitive Guide to Django is updated for Django 1.1, and, with the forward–compatibility guarantee that Django now provides, should serve as the ultimate tutorial and reference for this popular framework for years to come.

Django, the Python–based equivalent to Ruby's Rails web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Lead developer Jacob Kaplan–Moss and Django creator Adrian Holovaty show you how they use this framework to create award–winning web sites by guiding you through the creation of a web application reminiscent of

The Definitive Guide to Django is broken into three parts, with the first introducing Django fundamentals such as installation and configuration, and creating the components that together power a Django–driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, including outputting non–HTML content such as RSS feeds and PDFs, caching, and user management. The appendixes serve as a detailed reference to Django's many configuration options and commands.


Django Middleware Processing RSS feed Ruby on Rails database framework management web development

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