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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
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About Packt

Launching Django's development server

Now, we can launch Django's development server to compose and send HTTP requests to our unsecured web service. Remember that we will add security later.

Execute the following command in a Linux or macOS Terminal, or in the Windows Command Prompt or Powershell that has our previously created virtual environment activated. Make sure you are in the restful01 folder within the virtual environment's main folder:

python runserver

The following lines show the output after we execute the previous command. The development server is listening at port 8000:

Performing system checks...System check identified no issues (0 silenced).October 09, 2017 - 18:42:30Django version 1.11.5, using settings 'restful01.settings'Starting development server at the server with CTRL-BREAK.

With the previous command, we will start the Django development server and we will only be able to access it on our development computer. The previous command starts...