#23104 closed New feature (wontfix)

Links to alternative tutorials

Reported by: miohtama Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords: tutorial
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no

Description

There exist couple of high quality tutorials for Django outside the main Django documentation tutorial.

I was wondering would it make sense to put out links to these tutorials at the beginning of Django documentation or tutorial section, so the newcoming users are aware of the additional resources.

One very hiqh quality tutorial is maintained by Django Girls: http://book.djangogirls.org/ (several contributors, well maintained and updated in Pycon sprints).

This tutorial is based on Python 3.4 (comes with virtualenv, makes things smoother) and has very good handholding going through from the steps to installing Python every operating system to deploying Django to the production with PostgreSQL. It also includes some basic web development introduction like HTML and CSS.

If you see the benefit of including alternative tutorials I can add a note box there with links to those.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by timo

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I think it's better suited for the wiki which can be easily edited by anyone: https://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Tutorials

We don't want to pick and choose which tutorials to list in the documentation and verify which versions of Django they work with.

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by claudep

Completely agree with Tim. However, we might add a link to the Wiki from the docs.

comment:3 Changed 11 months ago by timo

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  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

I had a look at the wiki page and there are too many broken links and outdated resources for me to be comfortable linking to it at this time.

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