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Design and build your own custom web app using Python and Django.
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Have you ever wanted to develop your own web product?

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but rather a complete functional web app with a database and user support.

Your side project. Your lifestyle business. Your future startup.

Hello Web App teaches the basics of web app programming using Python and Django. In less than 150 pages, you'll learn how to choose a project, set up a database, create your templates, and launch your app.

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Released May 4th, 2015

Hello Web App

Learn how to build your first Django web app.
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Want to build your first web app? Hello Web App walks you through ideation to deployment of a super simple, easy web app. The project is easily customizable so you can create a web app that is unique to you.

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Released December 7th, 2015

Hello Web App: Intermediate Concepts

Continue building and growing your web app.
Hello Web App: Intermediate Concepts

Learn how to add more advanced features to your app, such as customer payments, an API, user-uploaded images, multiple models, proper database design, and more. The perfect book for any beginner looking for the next step.

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This is a fantastic guide for anyone who is not a developer and has an idea that they wish they could build. The format - “collection of things” - is incredibly flexible and gives you a fast and easy way to start “sketching” out your application without getting overwhelmed by a lot of technology.

Olya S.

After reading and working through this book, I had a functioning prototype of a fairly complex app within 3 weeks. It really does help in a concrete, practical way. And I love its optimism—the idea that you don’t have to spend years becoming a seasoned programmer to build an interactive web app that’s decent.

Blake W.

This is a fantastic introduction to the Django framework if you’re getting into it for the first time. It delicately balances introductory content and intermediary content in a way that doesn’t make you feel like you’re being talked down to or that the pacing is too slow.

Julian S.

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