Jazz Up Your Applications with Django Bootcamp, April 7-11, 2008

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Big Nerd Ranch announces Django Bootcamp with Juan Pablo Claude, April 7-11, 2008. Intensive, all-inclusive 5-day Django training course with Big Nerd Ranch Django Instructor Juan Pablo Claude.

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., premier provider of intensive training classes for web developers, system administrators and programmers, announced the return of Django Bootcamp from April 7-11, 2008. The class features instructor Juan Pablo Claude and provides the most in-depth instruction available to programmers and web developers looking to leverage this elegant Python-based framework for the development of high quality web-based applications.

Django is rapidly taking the web development world by storm, making it an excellent resource for many developers and project managers. However, full documentation on Django is still lacking and do-it-yourself developers often encounter roadblocks when attempting to learn Django through self-study. The Django class at the Big Nerd Ranch eliminates those barriers to learning by providing context-based Django training and thorough instruction on one of the most innovative open source web development technologies available today.

"Django promises to be a formidable contender in the web framework arena. It has been carefully designed from the ground up to provide elegant and simple solutions to most web application requirements and boasts a wealth of freely available tools and modules," said Juan Pablo Claude, Django class instructor. "This class will quickly get you ready to develop and deploy secure, full-featured web applications using Django's full set of tools, including generic views, which eliminates the need for excessive coding."

At the onset of class, students are given an overview of what Django can and cannot do and are immediately thrust into developing a rudimentary Django application utilizing the built-in project management utility. The class then plunges into developing real-world applications, including user authentication and authorization, session data, cookies, AJAX, and interfacing to various databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite.

The rest of the class features instruction in:

  • Learning how to configure, customize and manage the admin site
  • Using the Django template system
  • Leveraging the power of custom and generic views to simplify your applications
  • Extending and improving the user experience with user authentication, email generation, PDF output, integrating with JavaScript, and Django alternatives for caching data and web content
  • Installing the Apache web server and facilitating a smooth and rapid deployment using mod_Python and FastCGI

Students attending the class should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and object-oriented programming, although a background in Python is not required. For those who wish do some extra preparation for the class, Juan Pablo recommends Learning Python by Mark Lutz and Head First HTML by Freeman and Freeman.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers and system administrators in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and ground transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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