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All Pre-Orders Have Been Shipped

Posted by Audrey Roy Greenfeld on June 07, 2015.

We shipped all pre-ordered copies of Two Scoops of Django 1.8 on either Thursday, June 4 or Friday, June 5.

When Will Mine Arrive?

For details on when your book will arrive, check your tracking number, which you should have received via email.

Packing the Orders

On Wednesday, we received a huge delivery of books to our home. It was supposed to come on Friday, giving us the weekend to package our shipments. But it came two days early.

We ended up staying up very late Wednesday and Thursday night to sign and package them.

After signing each book, we shrinkwrapped and then packed it very carefully, to minimize the risk of damage in transit.

On Saturday, June 7, we saw the first tweet about a book shipped directly from us!

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Newsletter #5

Posted by Daniel Roy Greenfeld on May 29, 2015.

Welcome to the latest news about Two Scoops Press, Daniel Roy Greenfeld (pydanny), and Audrey Roy Greenfeld (audreyr).

Two Scoops of Django 1.8 is in Print

We're happy to announce that the print edition of Two Scoops of Django 1.8 is now available as a physical, printed book. We're taking pre-orders now, to begin shipping on Friday, June 5th (that's when the books begin arriving at our house).

Purchase Two Scoops of Django 1.8 Print Paperback in our shop

In addition to the print book, we've also added a print/ebook bundle that is US$24.95 cheaper than if you bought the book and PDF separately. If you purchased the Early Release PDF, you will be receiving an email containing a discount code that works in our store worth US$24.95 off the print edition.

We couldn't have done this without the encouragement of friends from...

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Newsletter #4

Posted by Audrey Roy on April 28, 2015.

Welcome to the latest news about Two Scoops Press, PyDanny (Daniel Roy Greenfeld), and Audrey Roy Greenfeld (audreyr).

Two Scoops of Django 1.8 Early Release Is Out

The impossible has happened. We've decided to revise, update, and expand Two Scoops of Django for the Django 1.8 Long Term Support release. Today you can purchase the early release PDF. In mid to late May, we plan to release the print paperback version.

Two Scoops of Django 1.8 Early Release PDF in our shop

If you have any questions, please read the Two Scoops of Django FAQ.

Into the Brambles Is Out

In case you missed the news, Daniel's first fiction book is now out on Amazon. It's a dark epic fantasy novel titled Continue Reading »

We’re a Gold Sponsor of Multiple Template Engines for Django

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on October 16, 2014.

One of the most common components in Django that is replaced by alternatives is templates. The reason is either or both performance and design related. While there are numerous template bridge libraries to support the use of Jinja2, Mako, and other template languages in Django, there is not a standard API. This is unfortunate, because one of the virtues of using Django is that we can share our efforts across third-party libraries.

Fortunately, Django core developer, Aymeric Augustin has started a crowdfunding campaign to create first-class support for third-party template engines in Django. We’re excited!

Two Scoops Press is proud to be a gold sponsor for Django core developer Aymeric Augustin’s Multiple Template Engines for Django campaign on Indiegogo.

This is the last day of the campaign, so now’s...

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Newsletter #3

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on May 21, 2014.

Newsletter #3, May 21st, 2014

Huge Success at the DjangoCon Europe 2014 Raffle

We provide in-kind sponsorship for conferences. What that means is that in return for conferences listing us in their sponsors, we send them a signed copy of Two Scoops of Django 1.6 and a signed art print by Audrey Roy. We encourage conferences to raffle them off. This way our book is used as a means for conferences to provide financial assistance for developers who otherwise could not afford to attend their event.

This is exactly what DjangoCon Europe did. They raffled off the book, which earned DjangoCon Europe 2015 a whopping €700, or about $950 US.

Needless to say, we're amazed and astounded. As two people who have both attended conferences thanks to the assistance of others, we're delighted that our work is being used in this manner.

Sponsoring More Conferences!

Here are upcoming conferences...

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Two Scoops of Django 1.6 India Edition Available!

Posted by Audrey Roy on April 21, 2014.

Newsletter #2

The India Edition of Two Scoops of Django 1.6 is now available at the following outlets:

Within the next few weeks we hope to add Infibeam to the list of supported Indian retailers.

Personal Note From Audrey

The India Edition has special significance to us because my father is from India, and some of my family is still there. On my father's side, my grandfather was a civil engineer, and my grandmother was a mathematician. My grandmother passed away when I was very young, and my grandfather passed away a few years ago. I wish that they could have been around to see this. I grew up visiting my family in West Bengal often during the holidays.

Information About the India Edition

The India Edition, available internationally, is described in detail on our...

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Two Scoops of Django 1.6 India Edition Sneak Peek

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on April 03, 2014.

We finally have a finalized proof of the forthcoming Two Scoops of Django 1.6 India Edition in our hands!

The US edition, on the left, is 7.5x9.25 inches. The India edition, on the right, is sized A4, which is about 8.3x11.7 inches. The US edition is slightly thicker, but not dramatically so. The cover of the India Edition has more vibrant color (admittedly slightly rumpled thanks to the clumsy hands of the male co-author). The SD memory card and garlic clove are for scale.

Printing: Our Indian printer, pothi.com, has outdone themselves. We have extremely high standards and proudly say it's a BETTER printing than the US edition. The paper feels good in the hand. The slightly increased margins make it easier to annotate. In fact, it's such an amazing book we're planning on making it available world-wide. It's just that good. We appreciate pothi.com's service...

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Two Scoops of Django 1.6 at DjangoCon Europe

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on March 04, 2014.

Are you attending DjangoCon Europe? We have good news for you: DjangoCon Europe attendees can get a copy of Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6 at the conference (pre-order required).

How to Order Your Copy

To order a copy for pickup at DjangoCon Europe, get it here: http://www.weezevent.com/djangocon-europe

Note that you must pre-order it via that page, and that sales will close on May 1, 2014, 2 weeks before DjangoCon Europe. This is to give us an exact count of how many books to ship to DjangoCon Europe. Unfortunately, we can't sign or individualize these copies as they'll be sent directly from the drop shipper.

The 1.6 edition is a thick book that is packed with tons of updated material. Feedback from those who already owned the 1.5 edition has been overwhelmingly positive. We honestly tried our hardest to provide a useful resource, and we...

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Newsletter #1

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on February 17, 2014.

February 17th, 2013

We Met Four Years Ago Today!

We met at PyCon 2010 in Atlanta on February 17, 2010. Our life together has been wonderful ever since. On Daniel's blog is a recap of how we met and the days that followed.

Two Scoops of Django 1.6 is a #1 Python Best Seller!

On her blog, Audrey Roy covers the success of Two Scoops of Django 1.6 on Amazon. A week since launch, some hours we're #1 and other hours Mark Lutz's famous Learning Python is in the lead.

Our 1.6 edition will be the last ever update to Two Scoops of Django (see our FAQ). It's greatly expanded and full of good stuff.

Jason Meridth Wins the Gelato Contest!

For the launch we ran a contest, with instructions slightly hidden in the long change list. Readers had to identify the location of our gelato...

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The Appendix That Didn't Survive

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on February 10, 2014.

One of the suggestions we received for new material for Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6 was a list of links from the book. Thinking this was a good idea and worth a few pages, we decided the list could go into a new portion: 'Appendix G: Links'.

Near the end of the project I wrote a script that generated the new appendix. I generated the list and discovered even without any sort of organization besides alphabetization, the content added 12 pages. Think about that for a second...

12 pages of links.

I don't know about you, but if I bought a book with 12 pages of links I would scream 'filler'!

The decision then was to cut Appendix G from the book. It didn't survive.

Or did it?

For the sake of posterity, I've included a version of the code used to get the links out of Two Scoops. Instead...

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