Mastering Django: Core



Book Description

Mastering Django: Core is a completely revised and updated version of the original Django Book, written by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss – the creators of Django.

The main goal of this book is to make you a Django expert. By reading this book, you’ll learn the skills needed to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain.

This book is also a programmer’s manual that provides complete coverage of the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Django. For developers creating applications for commercial and business critical deployments, Mastering Django: Core provides a complete, up-to-date resource for Django 1.8LTS with a stable code-base, security fixes and support out to 2018.

What You Will Learn

  • Use Django to access user-submitted form data, validate it, and work with it
  • Get to know advanced URLconf tips and tricks
  • Extend Django’s template system with custom code
  • Define models and use the database API to create, retrieve, update, and delete records
  • Fully extend and customize the default implementation as per your project’s needs
  • Test and deploy your Django application
  • Get to know more about Django’s session, cache Framework, and middleware


Nigel George

Nigel George is a business systems developer who specializes in the application of open source technologies to solve common business problems. He has a broad range of experience in software development—from writing database apps for small business to developing the back end and UI for a distributed sensor network at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Nigel also has over 15 years experience in technical writing for business. He has written several training manuals and hundreds of technical procedures for corporations and Australian government departments. He has been using Django since version 0.96 and has written applications in C, C#, C++, VB, VBA, HTML, JavaScript, Python and PHP.

He has another book on Django—Beginning Django CMS—published by Apress in December 2015.

Nigel lives in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.


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