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Available November 2014
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Lightweight Djangoby Julia Elman
Synopses & Reviews
When creating websites or applications, Python-based Django is an ideal framework to assist in clean scaffolding architecture. With the rise in popularity of client side MVC frameworks, such as Angular.js, Ember.js and Backbone.js, it can be a difficult decision to make when selecting whether Django is the right fit for your project. Questions like, "How can we integrate these client side MVC frameworks into our current Django infrastructure?” and "Where does Django fit into all of this?” frequently come up when making these decisions.
Lightweight Django serves as a guide for intermediate Django users to hone their skills in leveraging its efficiency and utilities. Authors Julia Elman and Mark Lavin walk you through several projects, demonstrating how to create everything from creating Flask-like micro applications to building RESTful APIs architecture for a large scale project.
Python-based Django is an ideal framework to use with modern web practices, and this practical guide shows experienced Django developers how to integrate things like REST, Backbone.js, Web APIs, and WebSockets into new or existing projects. Authors Julia Elman and Mark Lavin from Caktus Consulting Group walk you through through several projects, demonstrating how Django can work together with popular client-side MVC frameworks and handle realtime web features.
Discover why Instagram, Pinterest, Mozilla, and NASA use Django as the basis for their website infrastructure.
About the Author
Julia Elman has been working her brand of web skills for nearly a decade. She started out as a designer for an internal marketing group at a travel agency in Los Angeles, and quickly honed her skills as a web designer using HTML/CSS. Julia joined the Caktus Consulting Group in 2011 and is thrilled to work with some of the most talented developers this side of the Mississippi. She is actively involved with Girl Develop It RDU as an instructor to help contribute in educating women pursuing a career in technology.
Mark is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, NC. He also runs a small homebrewing website written in Django called brewedbyus.com. He came to Python web development after a few years pricing derivatives on Wall Street. Mark maintains anumber of open source projects primarily related to Django development and frequently contributes back to projects used by Caktus. When he isnt programming, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, brewing beer, and running.
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