Build maintainable websites with elegant Django design patterns and modern best practicesKey FeaturesExplore aspects of Django from Models and Views to testing and deploymentUnderstand the nuances of web development such as browser attack and data designWalk through various asynchronous tools such as Celery and ChannelsBook DescriptionBuilding secure and maintainable web applications requires comprehensive knowledge The second edition of this book not only sheds light on Django, but also encapsulates years of experience in the form of design patterns and best practices Rather than sticking to GoF design patterns, the book looks at higher level patterns Using the latest version of Django and Python, you ll learn about Channels and asyncio while building a solid conceptual background The book compares design choices to help you make everyday decisions faster in a rapidly changing environmentYou ll first learn about various architectural patterns, many of which are used to build Django You ll start with building a fun superhero project by gathering the requirements, creating mockups, and setting up the project Through project guided examples, you ll explore the Model, View, templates, workflows, and code reusability techniques In addition to this, you ll learn practical Python coding techniques in Django that ll enable you to tackle problems related to complex topics such as legacy coding, data modeling, and code reusabilityYou ll discover API design principles and best practices, and understand the need for asynchronous workflows During this journey, you ll study popular Python code testing techniques in Django, various web security threats and their countermeasures, and the monitoring and performance of your applicationWhat you will learnMake use of common design patterns to help you write better codeImplement best practices and idioms in this rapidly evolving frameworkDeal with legacy code and debuggingUse asynchronous tools such as Celery, Channels, and asyncioUse patterns while designing API interfaces with the Django REST FrameworkReduce the maintenance burden with well tested, cleaner codeHost, deploy, and secure your Django projectsWho This Book Is ForThis book is for you whether you re new to Django or just want to learn its best practices You do not have to be an expert in Django or Python No prior knowledge of patterns is expected for reading this book but it would be helpfulTable of ContentsDjango and PatternsApplication DesignModelsViews and URLsTemplatesAdmin InterfaceFormsWorking AsynchronouslyCreating APIsDealing with Legacy CodeTesting and DebuggingSecurityProduction readyAppendix PythonVersus Python