Hello Web App

Learn how to build a web app with Python and Django

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Design and build your own custom web app using Python 3.7 and Django 2.0. Tailored for non-programmers, written by a designer.

Hello Web App originally launched in 2015 on Kickstarter, raising over $13,000 and has been updated for 2018 and is now bundled together with the followup book, Hello Web App: Intermediate Concepts for twice the info.

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  • Pros: 

    Get up to speed on Django with an accessible, fun, comprehensive beginner-to-intermediate guide

    Cons: 

    Not for you if you’re already at an advanced stage of Django mastery and looking to learn best practices. For that I recommend Two Scoops.

    Want to ramp up your web development skills using a straightforward guide using one of the best and most reliable web frameworks out there? This is the book for you!

    Ahmad has used this product for one month.
  • 800736
    NeeldharaAssistant Professor, IIT Gandhinagar
    Pros: 

    Very approachable, up to date, and the generic project that is the backdrop of the book can be adapted to many situations.

    Cons: 

    None!

    I used this book to prepare for a Django tutorial that I was supposed to deliver on a short notice at a local Python workshop for schoolteachers. It helped me get up to speed fairly quickly - and was great fun to follow along with! The online community and Tracy herself are most encouraging and provide a supportive environment for learners, especially beginners :)

    Neeldhara has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Easy way to get started with web apps in Django and Python

    Cons: 

    None

    I loved the book. It's a quick read and sets you up with some pretty idiomatic patterns in Django and Python. Highly recommended. The author is very responsive too, a huge bonus.

    Derrick Boudwin has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    A simple, informative way of getting started with Django. You won't be able to stop thinking of new ways of using your new found powers :)

    Cons: 

    The book does come to an end :(

    I do highly recommend this book for getting started with Django. You do need a basic foundation in Python if you are to get the most out of this book. Tracy does provide lots of very helpful tips and a free zine on command line basics (very useful). Everything here is well thought off and refined.

    The fun doesn't just stop here, you can even take your knowledge further with "Hello Web Design".

    I can't wait to see what's next from Tracy.

    Hazim Sami has used this product for one year.
  • 1245400
    Robert RiveraPreSales Egineer moving to Product Mgmt.
    Pros: 

    Easy to dive into Django and SaaS. I constantly revise the book between projects.

    Cons: 

    None found!

    Since I started working with HelloWebApp books, I've continued to receive updates on several occasions. Tracy is committed to her work and is the reason that I highly respect her and will continue to support her efforts!

    Robert Rivera has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to understand

    Cons: 

    none

    The book and the video are easy to follow, have a language that is approachable for begginers and also for people who have coding experience (but haven't used Django and Python)

    Pietro Menna Ruiz Diaz has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Good useable intro into Django

    Cons: 

    None

    IThis ia as a very good book to staplace to atastart when wanting tp o try out Django. It doesn't is not overltly technical for.tho those who mifhtght not be experts in prgorapython por.p or prgraogramamamammimng in hgeneral. It is motnot aimed at seasoned experts in Django, but that's ok. Tje he beauty of the book aslso lies is tjat htat it is not tryinfocused on onne type of generic toy apptoy apl, p, for example a todo, but triesit focus more on showing the main feaufeatures that will be useful in buidlding a real.world world web app.

    Martin Fallon has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    good step-by-step introduction, you get a working result, you get feedback when you encounter a problem

    Cons: 

    none

    A third book with more complex topics or with another project to deepen your knowledge would be great

    Dirk Trompetter has used this product for one month.
  • 131069
    Rob WilligerCEO of Cited, Inc. |Writer|Speaker
    Pros: 

    Straightforward and actionable

    Cons: 

    None

    Tracy does an incredible job with all of her books. She is able to take technical concepts and explain them in a way that anyone can understand.

    Rob Williger has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Well written

    Easy to follow from start to finish

    No gaps

    Regularly updated

    Even if you have some experience with Django you will benefit

    Cons: 

    I have no cons

    I have invested in many books that teach coding and been disappointed. No disappointment with this book. Beautifully written and easy to follow.

    Chris Christensen has used this product for one year.
  • 82101
    Giuseppe VeturiWeb Marketer
    Pros: 

    Easy, fun, useful

    Cons: 

    None

    You will be able to understand coding but even what stands for Web App, not that clear for so many out there.

    Giuseppe Veturi has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Very easy to follow, good examples

    Cons: 

    unitary tests could add value

    I really recommend it to non-python programmers and not programmers, it's very easy to follow on very concise

    robertob has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Nicely explained, clear to follow

    Cons: 

    Did not make me a billionaire (yet)

    Good.

    Jonathan Lewis has used this product for one month.
  • 1343495
    Ernesto Rico SchmidtIndependent Developer
    Pros: 

    Both books are a very nice introduction to the joy of developing Web apllications with Django.

    Cons: 

    None whatsoever. Tracy even updated the contents for Django 2 and Python 3

    Hello Web Design is a natural complement to the Web App books.

    Ernesto Rico Schmidt has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    This was the book that helped me get started in Django Development

    Cons: 

    None

    Would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in learning Django

    David Turner has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to use and brings you in an active mindset.

    Cons: 

    none.

    Great book for art or design students that are not familiair with digital design.

    theo ploeg has used this product for one year.