Lightweight Django

Lightweight Django

By: Mark Lavin (author), Julia Elman (author)Paperback

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How can you take advantage of the Django framework to integrate complex client-side interactions and real-time features into your web applications? Through a series of rapid application development projects, this hands-on book shows experienced Django developers how to include REST APIs, WebSockets, and client-side MVC frameworks such as Backbone.js into new or existing projects. Learn how to make the most of Django's decoupled design by choosing the components you need to build the lightweight applications you want. Once you finish this book, you'll know how to build single-page applications that respond to interactions in real time. If you're familiar with Python and JavaScript, you're good to go. Learn a lightweight approach for starting a new Django project Break reusable applications into smaller services that communicate with one another Create a static, rapid prototyping site as a scaffold for websites and applications Build a REST API with django-rest-framework Learn how to use Django with the Backbone.js MVC framework Create a single-page web application on top of your REST API Integrate real-time features with WebSockets and the Tornado networking library Use the book's code-driven examples in your own projects

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About Author

Julia Elman has been working her brand of web skills for nearly a decade. She started out as a designer for an internal marketing group at a travel agency in Los Angeles, and quickly honed her skills as a web designer using HTML/CSS. Julia joined the Caktus Consulting Group in 2011 and is thrilled to work with some of the most talented developers this side of the Mississippi. She is actively involved with Girl Develop It RDU as an instructor to help contribute in educating women pursuing a career in technology. Mark is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, NC. He also runs a small homebrewing website written in Django called He came to Python web development after a few years pricing derivatives on Wall Street. Mark maintains a number of open source projects primarily related to Django development and frequently contributes back to projects used by Caktus. When he isn't programming, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, brewing beer, and running.

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781491945940
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 246
  • ID: 9781491945940
  • weight: 434
  • ISBN10: 149194594X

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