Friday, July 31, 2015

Re: Re. My Django Book.

Since I am grinding my way through the learning process right now I thing I have some fairly pithy comments to contribute. It seems that no two tutorials do things the same way. I got bogged down in Two  Scoops because I needed a more detailed cookbook approach. Tango With Django is the best except it is written for Django 1.7. There is a serious break between how 1.7 and 1.8 handle template files in the file. I still haven't recovered from this. Initial setup made me pull my hair out by the roots (and I can't afford to loose much more). Some suggestions:
      If your using a database other than the built in SQLite set it up first.
      Setup virtualenv and virtualenvmapper next.
      Do everything else inside of virtualenv.
      Install Django with pip (virtualenv active)
Then start a tutorial. The Django documentations tutorial seemed to be very good until it segued into a long trites on API setup. Really annoying. I just wanted to get the basic system set up. That said, the official tutorial may still be your best bet. Good luck.

Gary R

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1:35:16 PM UTC-7, Steve Burrus wrote:
 Say I was wondering if anyone else has ever read this particulkar Django book called "Sams Teach Yourself Django in 24 Hours" I checked out of the library yesterday? [yeah I know it's one of the "24 hours" series] Does it really teach the beginner a lot of things concerning Django?


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