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Building SPAs with Django and HTML Over the Wire

By : Andros Fenollosa
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Building SPAs with Django and HTML Over the Wire

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By: Andros Fenollosa

Overview of this book

The HTML over WebSockets approach simplifies single-page application (SPA) development and lets you bypass learning a JavaScript rendering framework such as React, Vue, or Angular, moving the logic to Python. This web application development book provides you with all the Django tools you need to simplify your developments with real-time results. You’ll learn state-of-the-art WebSocket techniques to realize real-time applications with minimal reliance on JavaScript. This book will also show you how to create a project with Docker from the ground up, test it, and deploy it on a server. You’ll learn how to create a project, add Docker, and discover development libraries, Django channels, and bidirectional communication, and from then, on you’ll create real projects of all kinds using HTML over WebSockets as a chat app or a blog with real-time comments. In addition, you’ll modernize your development techniques by moving from using an SSR model to creating web pages using WebSockets over HTML. With Django, you’ll be able to create SPAs with professional real-time projects where the logic is in Python. By the end of this Django book, you’ll be able to build real-time applications, as well as gaining a solid understanding of WebSockets with Django.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started with Python
Part 2: WebSockets in Django
Part 3: HTML over WebSockets
Part 4: Simplifying the frontend with Stimulus

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Setting up the Virtual Environment, is where we prepare the IDE and Docker to be able to work with Python.

Chapter 2, Creating a Django Project around Docker, is where we create a project in Django and test it with different Docker containers.

Chapter 3, Adding WebSockets to Django, is where we integrate a WebSockets server into Django via Channels and then test that it can send and receive data.

Chapter 4, Working with the Database, is where we create a microblogging application where we interact with a database performing elementary actions, such as querying, filtering, updating, or deleting.

Chapter 5, Separating Communication in Rooms, is where we learn how to separate communication by users or groups by creating a chat application with private messages and groups.

Chapter 6, Creating SPAs on the Backends, is where we will integrate solutions for the typical problems you may encounter when building a SPA, such as integrating a server-side rendering system per route or hydration sections.

Chapter 7, Creating a Real-Time Blog Using Only Django, helps you use all the knowledge acquired to build a complete SPA blog in real time.

Chapter 8, Simplifying the Frontend, covers simplifying the interaction with client events by integrating Stimulus into the frontend.