If you’re looking to learn Django, or improve your skills with this popular web development framework, then you’ll need a good book (or two…or three). Here are our picks for the best Django books for beginners and advanced programmers alike.
1. Django for Beginners by William S. Vincent
This book is perfect for those who are just starting out with Django. It covers all the basics of setting up a Django project, models, views, templates, urls, and more. By the end of the book, you’ll have built a fully functional website with Django.
2. Django for Professionals by William S. Vincent
This book is aimed at those who already have some experience with Django and want to take their skills to the next level. It covers advanced topics such as customizing the admin panel, working with forms, debugging, performance optimization, and deployment.
3. Django for APIs by William S. Vincent
This book is aimed at those who want to build APIs with Django. It covers all the basics of working with APIs, including authentication, authorization, throttling, and designing RESTful resources. By the end of the book, you’ll have built a complete API using Django.
4. Two Scoops of Django by Daniel Roy Greenfeld
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about best practices when working with Django. It covers topics such as project layout, coding style, testing, deployment, and more. After reading this book, you’ll be able to build robust and scalable websites with Django like a pro!
A Wedge of Django by Ardit Sulce is another excellent book for intermediate to advanced Django developers. Sulce covers all aspects of web development with Django, from basic templating to more advanced topics such as how to use Ajax with Django.
6. Build a Website with Django 3 by Nigel George
This book is perfect for beginner programmers who want to build their first website using the latest version of Django. George walks readers through each step of building a functional website, complete with interactive forms, a blog, and a payment system.
7. Mastering Django by Nigel George
Mastering Django by Nigel George is aimed at experienced Python programmers who want to master web development with Django. The book dives deep into topics such as debugging, caching, scalability, and security.
8. Django 4 By Example by Antonio Mele
Django 4 By Example by Antonio Mele teaches readers how to build four different types of web applications using the latest version of Django: an e-commerce site, an online learning platform, a social media site, and an analytics dashboard.
9. Django 3 Web Development Cookbook
Django 3 Web Development Cookbook by Aidas Bendoraitis provides readers with 100 recipes covering all aspects of web development with Django 3. Recipes include topics such as working with views and models, using templates and CSS, deploying to production servers, and much more!
10. Test-Driven Development with Python
Conclusion: Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already an experienced programmer, there’s a Djangobook out there that’s perfect for you! In this blog post, we’ve recommended 10 of the best books on the market covering everything from the basics of web development with Django to more advanced topics such as performance optimization and building RESTful APIs. So what are you waiting for? Pick up one (or all!)of these books today and start learning some new skills!