June 16, 2010.
I just finished reading the copy of Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging by Karen M. Tracey provided to us for review by Packt Publishing. For those of you who don’t know, Karen is a core developer of Django and her knowledge and experience in the framework shines through in this book.
This is a great book for people who want to transition from being a hobbyist tinkering on Django sites to professional developers. It will be a lot to digest for a newcomer to Django and might not contain much new information if you’ve been working with Django for a while (and writing tests for your code). The book covers:
- doctests vs. unit tests
- integrating external tools like Nose, Coverage, and Twill
- debugging with logging, Django Debug Toolbar, and pdb
- how to get help from the Django community and file bugs
- troubleshooting Apache/mod_wsgi deployments
Even though ...
October 15, 2009.
Packt Publishing was nice enough to send us a copy of Django 1.0 Template Development by Scott Newman for review recently. I get most of my technical information via the web, so picking up a technical book was a nice change of pace. This is a well written and enjoyable read for people looking to learn a little more about Django than what is provided in the Django tutorial.
This book is for web developers and template authors who want to fully understand and utilize the Django ...