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Django 2 by Example

By : Antonio Melé
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Django 2 by Example

By: Antonio Melé

Overview of this book

If you want to learn the entire process of developing professional web applications with Django 2, then this book is for you. You will walk through the creation of four professional Django 2 projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and implement best practices. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop and an e-learning platform. The book will teach you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs and set up a production environment for your Django 2 projects. The book walks you through the creation of real-world applications, solving common problems, and implementing best practices. By the end of this book, you will have a deep understanding of Django 2 and how to build advanced web applications.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Building a generic activity stream application

Many social websites display an activity stream to their users so that they can track what other users do on the platform. An activity stream is a list of recent activities performed by a user or a group of users. For example, Facebook's News Feed is an activity stream. Sample actions can be user X bookmarked image Y or user X is now following user Y. We will build an activity stream application so that every user can see recent interactions of the users they follow. To do so, we will need a model to save the actions performed by users on the website and a simple way to add actions to the feed.

Create a new application named actions inside your project with the following command:

python startapp actions

Add the new application to INSTALLED_APPS in the file of your project to activate the application in your...