Django 2 by Example: Build powerful and reliable Python web applications from scratch by Antonio Melé
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If you want to learn Django, definitely get the newer version of this book that covers Django 3. That said, this book was VERY helpful in getting me started with Django for the first time. My brain tends to work better with “by example” or project-based books because it shows how the pieces come together. Whenever I’ve come across programming languages and/or frameworks (Django, Rails, Flask, etc) that only have toy examples I’ve often had a hard time moving from there to a real application. (or at least a harder time than when I have those project-based examples)
This book has a few projects like a blog, a social media network, etc to demonstrate ever more complicated examples of what can be accomplished with Django. Again, look or the newer version covering Django 3, but it’s one of the better Pakt books.
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