Django Standalone Apps: Learn to Develop Reusable Django Libraries

Django Standalone Apps: Learn to Develop Reusable Django Libraries

by Ben Lopatin
Django Standalone Apps: Learn to Develop Reusable Django Libraries

Django Standalone Apps: Learn to Develop Reusable Django Libraries

by Ben Lopatin

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Develop standalone Django apps to serve as the reusable building blocks for larger Django projects. This book explores best practices for publishing these apps, with special considerations for testing Django apps, and strategies for extracting existing functionality into a separate package.

This jumpstart reference is divided into four distinct and sequential sections, all containing short, engaging chapters that can be read in a modular fashion, depending on your level of experience. The first section covers the structure and scope of standalone Django apps. The second section digs into questions about pulling code out of existing projects and into new standalone apps for reuse. The third section details additional, advanced technical best practices toward making standalone apps as broadly useful as possible. The fourth and final section covers strategies for managing a published Django app.

Django Standalone Apps is the perfect resource for developers who have at least some prior experience working with Django web applications and want to simplify their deployments and share their knowledge as open source packages.

What You'll Learn

• Scope a standalone Django app project for optimum usefulness
• Extract code from existing projects to reuse
• Test a standalone app outside of your Django project
• Reuse your own code for increased delivery cadence and code quality
• Review best practices for maintaining a Django app package

Who This Book Is For

Professional developers who work with Django. Deep expertise is not required or expected, but readers should have working familiarity with Django.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484256312
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 06/10/2020
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 169
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ben is cofounder of a web development consultancy and has been working professionally with Django for almost a decade. He has architected and led development on Django-based web applications including, custom content management systems, media platforms, and multi tenant back office solutions.

He lives in the Rochester, NY, area, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. Previously he managed the data and analytics services for a market research firm and was an IT strategy consultant for a global management consulting firm. His own standalone apps include Django Organizations, a long term project for managing multi user accounts in Django projects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Defining the Scope of a Django Standalone App

Chapter 2: Structuring Django Standalone Apps

Chapter 3: Testing

Chapter 4: Model Migrations

Chapter 5: Templates

Chapter 6: Using Static Files

Chapter 7: Namespacing in Your App

Chapter 8: Creating a Basic Package

Chapter 9: Scooping and Drawing Boundaries

Chapter 10: Separating Your App

Chapter 11: Adding Your App Back In

Chapter 12: Handling App Settings

Chapter 13: Internationalization

Chapter 14: Managing Version Compatibility

Chapter 15: Mixed Dependency Support

Chapter 16: Modularity

Chapter 17: Better Packaging

Chapter: 18: Licensing

Chapter: 19: Documenting Your Standalone App

Chapter 20: Additional Testing

Chapter 21: Automating

Chapter 22: Databases and other backend specific considerations

Chapter 23: Collaborating

Chapter 24: Using App Templates

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