I’ve been using Django for a little less than a year already if I’m not mistaken and I’d like to share the top resources I use when I’m running on a roadblock or if I’m trying to implement something that I haven’t implemented yet.
1.) Real Python
First on the list is Real Python. It is an online learning website that has Python, Django, Kivy and a lot of tutorials that help different kinds of developers with different skill sets. This site was the site I leaned on when I was building my first portfolio in Django. You can check my old site here.
Aside from learning to build my old portfolio from Real Python, I also learned how to read and understand the python traceback which made my life easier when I was developing with Python and when I see someone having troubles with Python, I immediately send them the link and hope they fix the error with the help of the link.
The last and most recent tutorial that I took from this site was building a mobile app using the Kivy framework. You can go over the link to view it or you can clone the mac os app I built on this repository.
William is a software developer & a teacher that mainly focuses on Django. He’s also part of the non-profit org that runs Django which he’s a board member and an individual contributor.
His tutorials were useful when I was developing the site of a non-profit org from India where I had a roadblock in the authentication. Until now, when I need help from a problem, his site is one of the sites I go to for one of my resources to solve the problem at hand.
Vitor is a software developer from Brazil and is currently taking up his Ph.D. in Finland.
For those who don’t know, I’m the tag mod for Django. I’m always hoping to see a lot of articles on the tag when I log in so I can learn from the more experienced devs.
Some of my favorite Django articles that I have on my reading list are The complete django-allauth guide, although I use cookiecutter-django already, I still lean on to the article to understand cookiecutter-django’s codebase deeper.
One of the most informative articles for me on this site is Modern Django Project Examples. It’s a curated list of more than 100 open-source Django sites, some of which are still running and are being maintained by certain people.
5.) The Django Documentation
Last but not least is the main documentation. For a second here I was thinking of if I should include it on this list because I use Dash on my Mac and it’s pretty amazing rather than going over the site documentation, but then I realized it’s just using an API to get the data to show on the mac app hence deciding to include it.
I remember the first time I was able to pull something off using the documentation. I was so amazed and couldn’t believe I fixed something on my own. I even tweeted about it look:
These are my 5 personal resources when I’m developing using Django. I am not affiliated with them, nor is working for them. I’ve had this thought on my head for 3 days now hence I decided to write it before I slept.
https://realpython.com/ https://wsvincent.com/ https://simpleisbetterthancomplex.com https://dev.to/t/django https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/