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Django 2 Web Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Jake Kronika, Aidas Bendoraitis
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Django 2 Web Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Jake Kronika, Aidas Bendoraitis

Overview of this book

Django is a framework designed to balance rapid web development with high performance. It handles high levels of user traffic and interaction, integrates with a variety of databases, and collects and processes data in real time. This book follows a task-based approach to guide you through developing with the Django 2.1 framework, starting with setting up and configuring Docker containers and a virtual environment for your project. You'll learn how to write reusable pieces of code for your models and manage database changes. You'll work with forms and views to enter and list data, applying practical examples using templates and JavaScript together for the optimum user experience. This cookbook helps you to adjust the built-in Django administration to fit your needs and sharpen security and performance to make your web applications as robust, scalable, and dependable as possible. You'll also explore integration with Django CMS, the popular content management suite. In the final chapters, you'll learn programming and debugging tricks and discover how collecting data from different sources and providing it to others in various formats can be a breeze. By the end of the book, you'll learn how to test and deploy projects to a remote dedicated server and scale your application to meet user demands.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Getting Started with Django 2.1

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Working with a virtual environment
  • Creating a virtual environment project file structure
  • Working with Docker
  • Creating a Docker project file structure
  • Handling project dependencies with pip
  • Including external dependencies in your project
  • Configuring settings for development, testing, staging, and production environments
  • Defining relative paths in the settings
  • Creating and including local settings
  • Setting up STATIC_URL dynamically for Subversion users
  • Setting up STATIC_URL dynamically for Git users
  • Setting UTF-8 as the default encoding for MySQL configuration
  • Setting the Subversion ignore property
  • Creating a Git ignore file
  • Deleting Python-compiled files
  • Respecting the import order in Python files
  • Creating app configuration
  • Defining overwritable app settings