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Get Familiar with Python

Python is a powerful scripting language.

Guide's to Python :

  • Learn about REST architecture.
  • Know and get familiar with Python. [2][2.1][10]
  • Setup virtualenv [3]
  • Get the feel of handling backend. Complete the django tutorial [4] from official site.
  • Know a bit more about django architecture [5][8]
  • Write you first api using tastypie[6][7]

Footnotes:

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REST

[2]: What makes python awesome. [2.1]: Python Style Guide.

[3]: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4806448/how-do-i-install-from-a-local-cache-with-pip

[4]: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.5/intro/tutorial01/

[5]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_ziKY1ayCo (~3hr video by James Bennett)

[6]: http://django-tastypie.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

[7]: http://pyvideo.org/video/673/restful-apis-with-tastypie

[8]: Two scoops for Django Book

[9]: Pro python Book

[10]: http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index.html

[11]: https://github.com/twoscoops/django-twoscoops-project

Additional Resources:

  • Django best practises [8]
  • Pro Python Book [9]
  • Pycon Videos: [http://pyvideo.org/category/33/pycon-us-2013]

Community and updates:

  • http://www.pythonweekly.com/
  • http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/bangpypers
  • https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/django-users
  • http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/ncr-python.in

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