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9 Best Django Books for Beginners and Advanced Programmers

April 25 2021 Yacine Rouizi
Django Books
9 Best Django Books for Beginners and Advanced Programmers

Django is a high-level framework that is written in Python. It enables rapid development of website by providing almost everything you need “out of the box”.

In this article, I have selected the best books to learn Django. Whether you are new or advanced with Django you will find here a book for you.

1. Django for Beginners (beginner)

Django for beginners

This book is a hands-on project-based introduction to Django recommended for beginners. Inside this book, you'll build 5 websites from scratch, including a Blog and Newspaper website.

You'll learn how to integrate user authentication, custom user models, add permissions and authorizations, write tests, deploy your website, and more.

Price: $39

Amazon Stars: 4.5/5

Difficulty Level: Beginner

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

2. Django for Professionals (advanced)

Django for professionals

This book will take you to the next level on your web development journey. Instead of creating a simple blog, this book will teach you how to build production-ready websites.

You'll learn how to use Docker and PostgreSQL, implement advanced user registration, add search and file/image uploads, and more.

Price: $39

Amazon Stars: 4.4/5

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

3. Django for APIs (advanced)

Django for APIs

In this book, you'll use Django and Django REST framework to build 3 different APIs: a Library API, Todo API, and a Blog API.

This book is for programmers who already know Django and want to learn how to create RESTful APIs.

If you want to get started with Django, I personally recommend the three books from the same author: Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals.

Price: $38.29

Amazon Stars: 4.3/5

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

4. Mastering Django (beginner)

Mastering django

In this book, you’ll learn how to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain. Mastering Django will give you a comprehensive resource to create applications for commercial and business-critical deployments.

Price: $49

Amazon Stars: 4.7/5

Difficulty Level: Beginner

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

5. Build a Website with Django 3 (beginner)

Build a website with django 3

This is another great book to learn Django by building a fully functioning website.

You'll learn all the core concepts of Django such as:

  • Django Models
  • Django Views
  • Django Templates
  • The Django admin
  • Managing Users
  • Restricted content
  • and more

Price: $20.49

Amazon Stars: 4.5/5

Difficulty Level: Beginner

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

6. Two Scoops of Django (advanced)

Two scoops of django

Two Scoops of Django is not a book you have to read cover to cover. Each chapter is independent of the other so you can use it as a reference to Django.

It provides various tips and tricks that the author has picked up over the years.

unfortunately, on amazon, you will only find version 1.8 of Django for the book. You can find version 3 of Django on the author's site

Price: $44.95

Amazon Stars: 4.4/5

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

7. Django 3 by Example (advanced)

Django 3 by example

This is a project-based book that is intended for Python developers new to Django or who already know a little about the framework. You'll build four real-world, professional web applications from scratch: a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform.

You'll create complex functionalities, such as AJAX interactions, a text search engine, a payment system, a CMS, and more.

You'll also learn how to integrate other technologies such as Redis, Celery, Channels, and more.

Price: $44.95

Amazon Stars: 4.4/5

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

8. Test-Driven Development with Python (advanced)

Test driven development with python

This is a hands-on book that will introduce you to test-driven development (TDD) with Python. You'll also learn the basics of Django, Selenium, Git, jQuery, and other web development techniques.

It's a bit old book but it's still relevant and useful.

Price: $58.62

Amazon Stars: 4.6/5

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

9. Decoupled Django (advanced)

Decoupled django

In this book, you'll learn about decoupled architectures in Django, with Django REST framework and GraphQL.

You'll learn how to build REST APIs with Django and Django REST framework, integrate Vue.js and GraphQL in a Django project, test decoupled Django projects, and more

You'll need basic knowledge of Django before reading this book.

Price: $34.10

Amazon Stars: 5/5 (1 rating)

Difficulty Level: Advanced

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

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