Chapter 1: Introduction

Downloading and Installing.
Backwards compatibility, python version compatiblity, common issues etc.
What is Django?
Brief History What django aims to be, what it is not (not a cms or ready to use website) Batteries included Future (django-nonrel, django with python3.0)
Django Features:
Structure Reusable Code Security Documentation Community
Why Django? Why Django instead of any other framework?
Compare django to other lightweight frameworks like codeigniter, rails.
Inside Django
Python Philosophy Django Philosophy Request-Response cycle Django Architecture Django ORM DRY principle Loose coupling Introduction to middleware, template tags, context processors, RequestContext