Python Web Development With Django

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

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), enabling the use of source-code management tools on the text itself. We shared a private manuscript repository throughout 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

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

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