Two Scoops of Django 1.8

The best book on Django. Period.

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Daniel Roy GreenfeldMaker@pydanny · co-author of Two Scoops of Django
Hi, one of the authors here. We wrote the first edition of this book after seeing other fellow developers struggle to get past the same sorts of basic hurdles in Django we had to overcome. A lot of the things we learned by working for and with core developers of Django are things we take for granted. Everything we knew was an unwritten guideline, or documented in hard-to-remember blog posts scattered across the internet. We focused on writing a concise guide to producing effective Django projects and applications. We didn't want to make the book another dull technical tome, so we gave it a fun theme (ice cream) and broke up the material with humorous illustrations and a few jokes. Not enough to distract or render the book useless, but just enough to make our book more fun. This edition is a major rewrite of previous editions that brings the book to 531 pages and supports the 1.8 version of Django. Django 1.8 is a long-term support (LTS) release, which means this version of Django will receive updates, including the all-so-important security patches, until at least September of 2017. Meaning that our book will remain current for at least the next two years. Please feel free to ask me any questions!
Kevin XuHunter@imkevinxu · Hacker @ Stripe
I've been working with Django professionally for the past 5+ years and this book totally kicked my skills up a notch with best practices, folder structures, and security techniques. Highly recommend it, the authors have done a FANTASTIC job updating this for Django 1.8 with even more goodies I've also combined a bunch of their best practices into my own Django project template here (forked from their project template). I basically read the book and updated the project template every time I found something useful, and I still use this to this day for new projects 😸🍦