Python Web Development With Django

I co-wrote one of the first books on the Django web framework.

As far as I know, this was the first book to cover the long-awaited Django 1.0.

At my suggestion, we prepared the manuscript in Markdown (rather than Microsoft Word per the publisher’s standard workflow). This let us use standard source-code management tools to manage the project – my co-authors and I shared a manuscript repository during the writing and editing process.

This also enabled a couple pieces of automation I wrote:

  • Automated testing of the interactive examples within the text
  • Automated extraction of example snippets from working source code.

book cover

Published by Addison-Wesley, November 2008. By Paul Bissex, Jeff Forcier, and Wesley Chun. 408 pages, ISBN 978-0132356138.