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Practical Django 2 and Channels 2

Building Projects and Applications with Real-Time Capabilities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Federico Marani
    Pages 1-22
  3. Federico Marani
    Pages 23-54
  4. Federico Marani
    Pages 55-109
  5. Federico Marani
    Pages 111-178
  6. Federico Marani
    Pages 179-203
  7. Federico Marani
    Pages 205-234
  8. Federico Marani
    Pages 235-278
  9. Federico Marani
    Pages 279-329
  10. Federico Marani
    Pages 331-362
  11. Federico Marani
    Pages 363-395
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 397-409

About this book


Learn how to rapidly build your own ecommerce site by applying Django’s battle-tested components. This book demonstrates Django’s features and conventions to help you develop modern web applications quickly. You'll adopt a "learn by doing" approach and gain a deeper understanding Django by working through a project in which the real-time component will be critical. 

The book starts with the basics and explains the difference between a Django project and a Django app, the most important settings, how to change them, and the fundamentals of packaging. You'll then be introduced to all the standard tools of Django, along with a sample project. The book then moves on to Channels, a recent addition to the Django ecosystem. It extends the framework with support for real-time operations such as Websockets and other asynchronous features.

Practical Django 2 and Channels 2 provides the practical concepts needed to create complex, database-driven websites as easily as possible.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

About the authors

Federico Marani has been a freelance software engineer and DevOps specialist for over 15 years. With a background in Computer Science and a Msc in Business Psychology, he has worked in companies ranging from e-commerce, finance, medical and banking companies. He started developing web applications with Python 1.5.2 on RedHat systems hasbeen using Django since the first 1.x versions, more than 8 years ago. He now consults on technology strategy and tech teams with startups, and still very hands-on with coding. Open sourced a lot of code online, some of which is part of GNU Social. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums and running.

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