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13 points by tsaprailis 13 days ago | hide | past | web | 9 comments | favorite





I've found the MDN tutorial to be the best I've read so far: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Server-side/D...

If you are already familiar with Python and basic server framework concepts (request, response, models, etc), just read the documentation and start building your own projects. It'll always be up to date.

What helped me the most from the basics to being a Django professional has been Two Scoops of Django. The best about this book is that is authoritatively opinionated about which are the best practices in the Django world. This really helps you not to get lost. See: https://www.twoscoopspress.com/products/two-scoops-of-django...

If you want to learn from some practical examples, you can check my book "Web Development with Django Cookbook - Second Edition": https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/web-development-dja... It's also on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Web-Development-Django-Cookbook-Secon...

Reviews are more than welcome!

Also I would recommend you to follow my twitter account, where I regularly post what interesting I found about web development with Django: https://twitter.com/DjangoTricks


I wrote Hello Web App to teach web app development with Python and Django: https://hellowebbooks.com/learn-django

The HTML version of the book is free: https://hellowebbooks.com/tutorial/

Proud to have a 5 star rating with 37 reviews on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hello-Web-App-Tracy-Osborn/dp/0986365...

Happy to answer any questions anyone has!


Django has a very extensive documentation along with tutorials, hints and examples. It's been the only resource I've needed besides a couple of blog posts.

Check out Real Python (https://realpython.com), if you're looking to learn web development with Python and Django.

Note: I am the co-founder/author

Real Python takes an experiential, learning by doing approach so you build interesting projects. Happy to provide a discount. Email us - info at realpython dot com. Cheers!


Real python has helped me pick up python and flask. I go their book bundle when it was 35$ or so and still look up the books when I need something.

If you are looking for a book - Two scoops of Django is very good.


Djangogirls is a great place to start -

https://tutorial.djangogirls.org/en/




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