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Python Web Development with Django® by Wesley Chun, Jeff Forcier, Paul Bissex

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Chapter 10. Pastebin

A major part of Django’s appeal for many developers is the fact it allows you to write Web applications using Python. Paradoxically, another major part of Django’s appeal is its generic views feature, enables you to create Web applications without writing much Python code at all. (You learned about generic views in Chapter 5, “URLs, HTTP Mechanisms, and Views.”)

Django’s generic views can be a powerful tool for rapid development and prototyping. Don’t be fooled by the name though. Generic views are not just temporary scaffolding. Newcomers to Django can be forgiven for thinking the name must refer to some sort of default template for displaying your data, but the reality is quite different. Remember, a Django view is Python ...

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