What do you mean by 'alpha' or 'beta'?
The book is still being updated. There will be formatting issues. Some areas may be incorrect or unclear. Not all chapters will be available, please examine the table of contents.
What does 3.x mean?
It means that this book is going to support Django's 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 LTS releases. This means this book will be for a supported version (3.2) of Django until April 1, 2024.
I'm in Iran, how can I buy your books?
Due to circumstances beyond our control we cannot legally do business with residents or organizations based in Iran.
If I purchased an alpha e-book, do I get access to the beta and final versions?
Yes, e-book purchasers get access to all subsequent versions of the 3.x edition.
What happens if I use up all my downloads?
If you use up all your downloads you can email us to get them reset back to five (5). Any time we update our books, we reset the download count back to five.
When will the final version come out?
We don't have a good answer. We’re doing our best, but ensuring quality takes time.
When was this e-book released?
The alpha version was released on May 11th, 2020.
Which edition is this book?
This is the 5th edition of Two Scoops of Django. We have released the following editions: 1.5 (2013) 1.6 (2014) - first time reached Amazon best seller status 1.8 (2015) 1.11 (2017) 3.x (2020)
For e-books, we're starting with PDF. If we find a publisher they can adapt our effort to ePub and mobi formats.
Is this a Django tutorial?
If you want a Django tutorial, please consider A Wedge of Django instead. That is a guided walkthrough where we build a real, production-quality Django web application from the ground up. Designed to build solid foundations with Django fast, it's the perfect book for getting ready for the more advanced content in Two Scoops of Django.
I've never programmed before. Is this book for me?
We recommend you learn the basics of Python and Django programming first. Spend a weekend with tutorials such as Learn Python the Hard Way or Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, then pick up A Wedge of Django. After that you’ll be ready to read Two Scoops of Django.
Can you recommend a Django tutorial?
Yes! Check out our Django tutorial book, A Wedge of Django.
How big will Two Scoops of Django 3.x be?
When complete, we anticipate it being around 540 pages.
I bought an earlier version. Do I get a discount?
Sorry, no. If you think of this book as a monthly subscription service where you buy new editions every few years, you will see that Two Scoops of Django is an amazing deal. We do need to be able to cover our costs.
What about Django 4 and 5?
This is still to be determined.
Will there be any translations?
Perhaps. If you represent an interested foreign language publisher, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.