Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Computer Science | The Definitive Guide to Django - Web Development Done Right

The Definitive Guide to Django

Web Development Done Right

Holovaty, Adrian, Kaplan-Moss, Jacob

2nd ed. 2009, XXXVI, 536 p.

A product of Apress
Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4302-1937-8

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4302-1936-1

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Django is the Python equivalent to Ruby on Rails and the favorite web framework of python’s creator Guido Van Rossum
  • Written by creators of Django: Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss
  • Covers a Django version that carries a forward compatibility guarantee and should remain current for a long time

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 ChicagoCrime.org.

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.

Content Level » Popular/general

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

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. Introduction to Django
  2. Getting Started
  3. Views and URLconfs
  4. Templates
  5. Models
  6. The Django Admin Site
  7. Forms
  8. Advanced Views and URLconfs
  9. Advanced Templates
  10. Advanced Models
  11. Generic Views
  12. Deploying Django
  13. Generating Non-HTML Content
  14. Sessions, Users, and Registration
  15. Caching
  16. django.contrib
  17. Middleware
  18. Integrating with Legacy Databases and Applications
  19. Internationalization
  20. Security

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Computer Science (general).