Django Unleashed

Author: Andrew Pinkham


by Bishonen88   2018-10-27
I've got a subscription to Safaribooksonline, and there's a plethora of books/videos there. I found most to be somewhat limited in their scope, when read individually, but after going through a few of those, it starts to make sense :)

Here's a few of them:

Thoughts: does not cover any html/css. The biggest negative I see here is that the book only shows a website twice or thrice. The rest of the book is pure-django-related stuff, which is very intersting/important but does not give a newbie a good understanding what he's actually doing (e.g. by showing real-life examples of a possible website). It contains some code-errors, unfortunately. I found it to be more useful as soon as I grasped the basics of django (models, views, urls, etc.)


Thoughts: absolutely the contrary to the above. Does show what sites you can create and provides the code for that so you can actually see what a website might look like, what a feature does etc., but it gives little to no explanation about the code. Without at least a basic understanding of how django works, the reader will have a hard time truly understanding what he's doing. It contains examples for multiple possible websites.


HTML, CSS & Javascript:

Thoughts: great books! Filled with code and the actual picture of what all of it means/looks like. it covers all the basics but doesn't go super deep.


HTML, CSS & Javascript:

The only course I bought on udemy. Do absolutely not regret it. Content is vast, the instructor seems to know what he's talking about, many many many examples and explanation of all the basic concepts.


Django youtube:

After reading through the aforementioned books, I found this tutorial to be super helpful. I went through the whole playlist within 2 days and this helped me to deepen the basic knowledge from the books


And except for that, I visit the django docs and stackoverflow every day, of course :)

Hope that helps.