Newsletter #1

Django 1.6 Two Scoops of Django

February 17th, 2013

We Met Four Years Ago Today!

We met at PyCon 2010 in Atlanta on February 17, 2010. Our life together has been wonderful ever since. On Daniel's blog is a recap of how we met and the days that followed.

Two Scoops of Django 1.6 is a #1 Python Best Seller!

On her blog, Audrey Roy covers the success of Two Scoops of Django 1.6 on Amazon. A week since launch, some hours we're #1 and other hours Mark Lutz's famous Learning Python is in the lead.

Our 1.6 edition will be the last ever update to Two Scoops of Django (see our FAQ). It's greatly expanded and full of good stuff.

Jason Meridth Wins the Gelato Contest!

For the launch we ran a contest, with instructions slightly hidden in the long change list. Readers had to identify the location of our gelato referenceand report it on GitHub. Jason Meridth rose to the occasion and won the prize. When we asked Jason for his snail mail address so we could send him a book, he responded asking that we donate the book to a developer in need instead. Needless to say, we're impressed by his sense of charity, and in the next newsletter we'll cover where the donation is being sent.

The Appendix That Didn't Survive

Daniel Greenfeld uses Python's regex and glob modules to generate and display over 11 pages of material that didn't make it into the 1.6 edition.

Curated Django Tutorials

We are frequently asked about where to find the best Django tutorials. We've found it faster to refer people to a curated page then to explain it each time. This page covers tutorials at the most basic level, but we hope to expand it with mini-reviews designed to steer nascent Djangonauts towards the best resources. For now, the tutorials are in order of our preference of recommendation.

Updates to the FAQ

We've received a lot of questions and suggestions about Two Scoops of Django 1.6. We try really hard to be honest and transparent with the community, so we've updated our 1.6 FAQ again. We have a long history of always listening to community feedback and trying our best, and we thank the community for understanding.

Every Review Helps!

We need your help! We're just two coder-writers creating reference materials when we're not consulting. Writing technical material and curating Django advice from the community is a time-consuming labor of love. If you support our efforts, write a review! Of course we would like positive reviews on, but any public feedback is welcome. :-)


Daniel & Audrey

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