Django Book: One week later

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on November 6, 2006

Wow, we couldn't be more pleased with the feedback we've been getting for The Django Book. When we launched last week, it hit the front page of Digg for a while, it hit popular and it was talked-about all over the Web by Django fans and non-Django users alike.

But most importantly, we've gotten hundreds of helpful inline comments on the first two chapters, including almost a dozen typo fixes and wording suggestions within the first couple of hours! We've been rolling the suggestions into the book as time allows and removing the relevant comments from display after we've incorporated the suggestions, so as not to confuse readers. Many thanks to the dozens of contributors so far.

Moving along, we've posted Chapter 3, The Basics of Generating Web Pages. After two introductory chapters, this is starting to get into the meat of Django. Chapter 4 should be coming later today, or tomorrow at the latest, as we're still putting the finishing editing touches on it for public release.

Keep the great suggestions comin'!

UPDATE: We've added Chapter 4. It's quite long and may cause some JavaScript slowness; we'll look into this, possibly splitting it up over two pages.

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