The Appendix That Didn't Survive

One of the suggestions we received for new material for Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6 was a list of links from the book. Thinking this was a good idea and worth a few pages, we decided the list could go into a new portion: 'Appendix G: Links'. Near the end of the project I wrote a script that generated the new appendix. I generated the list and discovered even without any sort of organization besides alphabetization, the content added 12 pages. Think about that for a second... 12 pages of links. I don't know about you, but if I bought...

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Announcing Two Scoops of Django 1.6

Django 1.6 Two Scoops of Django

It's our pleasure to announce that after months of research, writing, and review, Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6 is in available. The result isn't just an update to the previous edition, it's a complete revision: Here is a short list of the changes: Updated for Django 1.6 and designed for both Python 2.7 and 3.3. Over 130 pages of new material, bringing the book to 446 pages. Expanded sections on database transactions, binary fields, security, custom admin skins, creating and maintaining third-party packages, utilities, serialization, built-in exceptions, deployment, and more. 5 new chapters with material on...

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Just Married, and Proof #1 Is In

Django 1.6 marriage preview sneak peek Two Scoops of Django

Happy 2014! We have a couple of exciting announcements: First, in case you haven't heard, Daniel and I just got married. It's not every day that co-authors of Django books get married, right? Here was our wedding cartwheel. Photo credit: Lindy DiMaio - Della Vita Photography. Second, the first print proof of Two Scoops of Django 1.6 arrived in the mail this week. Goodness, it is heavy! Here's how it compares to the 1.5 edition: Note that the final version may look drastically different -- right now we are tweaking colors and making lots of edits. In fact, it will...

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Happy Holidays from Daniel and Audrey

  The Python community has been like our family. We met through the community, and many of our dearest friendships started because of the community. This year has been a very special year for us. We wrote Two Scoops of Django, and we started a little publishing company called Two Scoops Press. We traveled throughout Spain, Poland, Italy, and Croatia, teaching and helping local user groups. Daniel gave keynote speeches at DjangoCon Europe and EuroPython. We did a few book signings and got the chance to meet many of our book's readers. Now we are back in Southern California, settling...

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