Synopses & Reviews
How can you take advantage of the Django framework to integrate complex client-side interactions and real-time features into your web applications? Through a series of rapid application development projects, this hands-on book shows experienced Django developers how to include REST APIs, WebSockets, and client-side MVC frameworks such as Backbone.js into new or existing projects.
- Learn a lightweight approach for starting a new Django project
- Break reusable applications into smaller services that communicate with one another
- Create a static, rapid prototyping site as a scaffold for websites and applications
- Build a REST API with django-rest-framework
- Learn how to use Django with the Backbone.js MVC framework
- Create a single-page web application on top of your REST API
- Integrate real-time features with WebSockets and the Tornado networking library
- Use the books code-driven examples in your own projects
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.
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.
About the Author
Julia Elman is a designer, developer, and tech education advocate based in North Carolina. She has been working on her brand of web skills since 2002. Her creative nature drove her to find work in 2007 at Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she worked on projects such as the Product (RED) campaign and Hallmarks site redesign. From there, she took a dive into Django as a junior designer/developer at World Online in Lawrence, Kansas. In early 2013, she helped start a local chapter of Girl Develop It and empowered over 600 members to learn computer programming. She also helped organize the 2013 Teen Tech Camp, where 20 local teens learned Python programming in a one-day event.
Mark Lavin is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, North Carolina. 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.