Django Project Blueprints
Asad Jibran Ahmed
- Build six exciting projects and use them as a blueprint for your own work
- Extend Django's built-in models and forms to add common functionalities into your project, without reinventing the wheel
- Gain insights into the inner workings of Django to better leverage it
Django is a high-level web framework that eases the creation of complex, database-driven websites. It emphasizes on the reusability and pluggability of components, rapid development, and the principle of don't repeat yourself. It lets you build high-performing, elegant web applications quickly.
There are several Django tutorials available online, which take as many shortcuts as possible, but leave you wondering how you can adapt them to your own needs. This guide takes the opposite approach by demonstrating how to work around common problems and client requests, without skipping the important details. If you have built a few Django projects and are on the lookout for a guide to get you past the basics and get you solving modern development tasks, this is your book.
Six unique projects will take you through the development process from scratch, leaving no stone unturned. In the first two projects, you will learn everything from adding ranking and voting capabilities to your App to building geospatial queries and APIs. In the third project, we will build an e-commerce platform, complete with a payment processor, basic cart, checkout features, and more! Next, we will get into caching data asynchronously and create a real-time app capable of consuming live updates.
When you're done, you'll have consistent patterns and techniques that you can build on for many projects to come.
What you will learn
- Share code between a client-facing application and Django's admin
- Combine client and server-side code for enhanced functionality
- Geo-enable your models to provide common functionality based on geography
- Add a REST API to your models to allow other applications to interact with your code
- Future-proof your code with unit and functional tests
- Add e-commerce capabilities to your site, build a shopping cart, and issue refunds
- Process information asynchronously using Web Sockets to provide a real-time user interface
About the Author
Asad Jibran Ahmed is an experienced programmer who has worked mostly with Django-based web applications for the past 5 years. Based in Dubai, UAE, he has worked with some of the biggest web properties in the region, including Dubizzle, the number one classifieds platform in UAE; Nabbesh, one of the top freelancing platforms in the MENA region; and Just Property, a hot and rising name in the property portal space of the region.
His experience with such big names has given him a keen insight into how to design performant, stable, and user friendly web applications, all the while using programming practices that make sure that the code base is maintainable for years.
Table of Contents
- Blueblog – a Blogging Platform
- Discuss – a Hacker News Clone
- Djagios – a Nagios Clone in Django
- A Car Rental App
- Multilingual Movie Database
- Daintree – an E-commerce Site
- Form Mason – a Monkey of your own
- Development Environment Setup Details and Debugging Techniques