Django 3 Web Development Cookbook: Actionable solutions to common problems in Python web development, 4th Edition

by Aidas Bendoraitis , Jake Kronika

Practical recipes for building fast, robust, and secure web apps using Django 3 and Python

Key Features

  • Explore the latest version of Django, and learn effectively with the help of practical examples
  • Follow a task-based approach to develop professional web apps using Django and Python
  • Discover recipes to enhance the security and performance of your apps

Book Description

Django is a web framework for perfectionists with deadlines, designed to help you build manageable medium and large web projects in a short time span. This fourth edition of the Django Web Development Cookbook is updated with Django 3’s latest features to guide you effectively through the development process.

This Django book starts by helping you create a virtual environment and project structure for building Python web apps. You’ll learn how to build models, views, forms, and templates for your web apps and then integrate JavaScript in your Django apps to add more features. As you advance, you’ll create responsive multilingual websites, ready to be shared on social networks. The book will take you through uploading and processing images, rendering data in HTML5, PDF, and Excel, using and creating APIs, and navigating different data types in Django. You’ll become well-versed in security best practices and caching techniques to enhance your website’s security and speed. This edition not only helps you work with the PostgreSQL database but also the MySQL database. You’ll also discover advanced recipes for using Django with Docker and Ansible in development, staging, and production environments.

By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in using Django’s powerful features and will be equipped to create robust websites.

What you will learn

  • Discover how to set the basic configurations to start any Django project
  • Understand full-stack web application development using Django
  • Build a database structure using reusable model mixins
  • Implement security, performance, and deployment features in your web apps
  • Import data from local sources and external web services and export it to your app
  • Secure web applications against malicious usage and find and fix common performance bottlenecks

Who this book is for

This Django book is for Python web developers who want to build fast and secure web apps that can scale over time. You’ll also find this book useful if you are looking to upgrade to the latest Django 3 framework. Prior experience of working with the Django framework is required.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Django 3.0
  2. Models and Database Structure
  3. Forms and Views
  4. Templates and JavaScript
  5. Custom Template Filters and Tags
  6. Model Administration
  7. Security and Performance
  8. Hierarchical Structures
  9. Importing and Exporting Data
  10. Bells and Whistles
  11. Testing
  12. Deployment
  13. Maintenance
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