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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

These questions and answers will hopefully help you to decide if purchasing The Full Stack Python Guide to Deployments book is worth your time and money. If your question does not appear below, tweet @mattmakai or email matthew.makai@gmail.com with your question and I will get it added to this page.

How is this book different from the Full Stack Python website?

The book is entirely new content with specific step-by-step instructions and explanations for performing deployments. When you read Full Stack Python you will understand deployments at a high level, but will not know the exact commands to, for example, configure an Nginx web server or set up continuous integration.

The Full Stack Python Guide to Deployments gives you all those commands and shows you how to deploy Python web applications manually and then shows you how to automate those steps with Fabric and Ansible so you can repeat them without re-typing the commands on subsequent deployments.

What skill level is this book intended for?

The book is intended for people who have some basic experience building Python web applications and have either never deployed their web apps or only deployed to a platform-as-a-service like Heroku. The book lays out every necessary step to perform the deployment and does not assume any pre-existing knowledge about purchasing and provisioning virtual infrastructure for hosting.

I just built my first Python web application and want to deploy it. Should I buy the book?

Yes. This book is written with you in mind and you will get a ton of value out of it.

I am very experienced with deploying Python web applications. Should I buy the book?

No. This book contains specific steps for deploying web apps intended for people who have never done this type of work before.

Do I need to have already built an application for this to be useful?

No, you do not need to have built your own application to deploy. The book uses the open source Choose Your Own Adventure Presentations Flask web app as an example throughout each chapter. However, if you do already have an application you want to deploy, you will be able to follow along and use the book to deploy that app instead.

Will there be updates to the book?

Yes, there have already been several updates since the initial launch of the book on July 28. Check out the product page for more information.