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This course (ebook, exercises, videos) teaches Python Web Programming in a practical, hands-on manner. Learning by doing.
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Michael Herman

1,212 backers pledged $26,059 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Michael Herman on September 27, 2014

      Hi Alan,

      Apologies - Can you email us at



    2. Creator Alan Zimmer on September 26, 2014

      I am a level 4 backer but don't know where to download the pdf, would it be possible to have it sent to my e-mail?

    3. Creator Michael Herman on July 19, 2014

      @Donald - Where were you told that you had to pay $60 to upgrade? You have purchased all three course. Send an email to and we'll get you taken care of. Cheers!

    4. Creator Donald D. Parker on July 19, 2014

      Why am I being asked for $60.00 to get upgrades when I am supposed to have free updates for life. Have I died or something?

    5. Creator Michael Herman on August 29, 2013

      Audrey - please do confirm that you received the download link. I do not see that you downloaded the course yet. I've sent it to both of your emails.

      Again, apologies for the inconvenience.

    6. Creator Michael Herman on August 29, 2013

      Hi Audrey -

      I sent a copy of the course to your hotmail email address.

      I apologize for the inconvenience. I do not see any emails from you. We would be happy to refund you for the inconvenience. Email us at

    7. Creator Audrey Miller on August 29, 2013

      I am a level 4 backer and have received NOTHING. I got an email to use my info to login, but I can't find a login page anywhere. I tried to login on the forums, and it said my info wasn't valid. I haven't gotten anything. I emailed the creators THREE TIMES and have gotten NO response. These people ripped me off, and they refuse to give me access to the content I purchased. They won't even respond to my emails. I wish I could get a refund, because after six months, I am so frustrated that I'm not even really that interested in the content anymore. I would prefer to spend money backing people who appreciate the support enough to respond within a few months. This is utterly ridiculous and unnaceptable. I would recommend that people don't give money to this project or other projects by these creators.

    8. Creator Michael Herman on July 18, 2013

      i am all done with django. i will be recording the accompanying video tomorrow. expect the new material to be released late next week.

    9. Creator fanshaorui on July 18, 2013

      when could we access Django part?

    10. Creator Wai Chan on April 1, 2013

      When could we access the Real Python e-book and materials?

    11. Creator Arturo Sanz on March 23, 2013

      I vote for Mongo DB

    12. Creator Soferio on March 23, 2013

      Stripe sounds great. I look forward to seeing your implementation. Cheers.

    13. Creator Michael Herman on March 23, 2013

      Yes. I just posted the results. Did you get that email?

    14. Creator Brian Luckenbill on March 23, 2013

      I must have missed the survey that I just got an email about.... was it emailed to us?

    15. Creator Michael Herman on March 23, 2013

      I could do Paypal. However, I think you'd get more use out of something like Stripe. Paypal is easy to setup. With Stripe you program it in to your actual app. Once installed you can do some pretty cool things - like have people automatically setup in the database, which would then trigger an email to be sent to the user with their credentials.

      If you want to learn Paypal, I could walk you through it over Skype in like 10 minutes.

    16. Creator Soferio on March 22, 2013

      This content (from update #11) referring to an ecommerce area sounds great! Will you show how to link to paypal? That would be super useful.

      "A complete enterprise application developed using Flask. The main page will consist of a news feed, plus an optional ecommerce area for users to purchase login information. If a login is purchased, the user will be added to the user database and login information will be emailed. Then once logged in, users will have access to a product support forum as well as access to the product itself..."

    17. Creator Michael Herman on March 20, 2013

      Hi Joel -

      Hope you have fun at PyCon! You are all set. Thanks!

    18. Creator Joel Garza on March 20, 2013

      I fell behind on email while away at PyCon. When I click the link for the reward survey it drops me on the landing page for the project. I don't recall whether I answered before I left for Santa Clara or not. I was a backer of the first Real Python project, as well, if that matters. Please advise whether there is further action required on my part to access once the content is ready. Thanks!!!

    19. Creator Josh Nishida on March 15, 2013

      Thanks for your hard work! After two chapters of the first book, I can say I'm really liking the flow of the lessons. Can't wait to learn more.

    20. Creator Michael Herman on March 14, 2013

      Good to hear! :)

    21. Creator John Casteele on March 14, 2013

      The more I read of the first Real Python book, the more I'm looking forward to your book as well. :)

    22. Creator Michael Herman on March 14, 2013

      Great news Alun - thanks!

    23. Creator Alun Vince on March 14, 2013

      I would still fill out the survey with your email information even if its the same as your kickstarter email. Only after I did this did I receive my login Information. Now I've managed to get a good few hours of coding in and learning tones thanks to real python!

    24. Creator Michael Herman on March 14, 2013

      Apologies, Tim. I will have this resent. Thanks!

    25. Creator Tim Andriessen on March 14, 2013

      I still don't have my login information. It isn't in my spam box :)

      Also I didn't fill out the form, because my email is also the same as my kickstarter mail.

      Just can't wait to get started...

    26. Creator Michael Herman on March 12, 2013

      Hi All -

      Apologies for the inconvenience. If you did not receive your login yet, it will be sent out today.

    27. Creator Jan Dehoorne on March 12, 2013

      Hi. Same here. I'm level 4. No login.
      I didn't respond to the kickstarter survey because my email is the same as my kickstarter email. Is that a problem?
      btw: congratulations. Can't wait to start. :-)

    28. Creator Christian Kerner on March 12, 2013

      I checked my spam folder again and found it there. Sorry.

      All the best.

    29. Creator Christian Kerner on March 12, 2013

      Me neither!

    30. Creator Geoff Fuller on March 12, 2013

      Hi Michael,
      I have also not received my login information.

    31. Creator ocubed on March 11, 2013

      No, I did not. I would have contacted you but thought there was probably a delay. Could you please resend it?


    32. Creator Michael Herman on March 11, 2013

      Hi -

      Since you're a Level 4 backer, you should have received your login info to the original Real Python course on Sunday. Did you not receive it?

    33. Creator ocubed on March 11, 2013

      has anyone received their log-in info? Just curious

    34. Creator Threemoons on March 10, 2013

      Congratulations again and thanks for your continued awesome work!

    35. Creator Soferio on March 9, 2013

      Wow! That sounds great! Thanks!

    36. Creator Michael Herman on March 9, 2013


      Yup - I have a section on developing a user registration and login/logout backed by a user database.

    37. Creator Soferio on March 9, 2013


      In your Flask section it would be great if you could show how to implement a login/logout system with a user database. This is the first hurdle in Flask, since there is no in-built system (you would probably use Flask-login).

      Congratulations again!

    38. Creator Michael Herman on March 8, 2013

      Thank you! I just sent an update for all backers about the next steps. Cheers!

    39. Creator Jesse Daniels on March 8, 2013

      Any level 4 supporters get their logins for Real Python yet?

    40. Creator Changju Lee on March 8, 2013

      Congratulations! Keep going ~~

    41. Creator Michael Smith on March 7, 2013

      Congrats! looking forward to both!

    42. Creator Zoey Sherry on March 7, 2013


    43. Creator Jamie Whitehorn on March 7, 2013

      Touchdown - the crowd goes wild :-) Congratulations! 10 times your goal!!

      Looking forward to getting Real Python - then hopefully I'll be ready for Real Python for Web Development when it arrives. Good incentive for me to work through Real Python quickly :-)
      (Yes I'm completely new to Python, so Level 4 was perfect for me!)
      Thank you!

    44. Creator Andy ~ OotG on March 7, 2013

      Congratulations! ;)

    45. Creator Michael Herman on March 6, 2013

      Thank you!

    46. Creator Jane "Quotations" Kaiser on March 6, 2013

      Almost 25,000? That escalated quickly! So happy we made it!

    47. Creator Anton_Rich on March 6, 2013

      Thanks for Django : ))))

    48. Creator Thomas Weisshaar on March 6, 2013

      Hi, I would appreciate to see Websockets as bonos material, too :-)

      Cheers, Thomas

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