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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
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Django 4 for the Impatient

By: Greg Lim, Daniel Correa

Overview of this book

Learning Django can be a tricky and time-consuming activity. There are hundreds of tutorials, loads of documentation, and many explanations that are hard to digest. However, this book enables you to use and learn Django in just a couple of days. In this book, you’ll go on a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic journey to learn Django full stack development. You'll start building your first Django app within minutes. You'll be provided with short explanations and a practical approach that cover some of the most important Django features, such as Django Apps’ structure, URLs, views, templates, models, CSS inclusion, image storage, authentication and authorization, Django admin panel, and many more. You'll also use Django to develop a movies review app and deploy it to the internet. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy your own Django web applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Understanding the app we will be building

For our project, we will be building a movie reviews app that will allow users to view and search for movies, as shown in Figure 1.1:

Figure 1.1 – A home page with search functionality

Users will also be able to log in and post reviews of any movies they may have watched, as shown in Figure 1.2:

Figure 1.2 – A movie page listing reviews

They will be able to type in and add their review, as shown in Figure 1.3:

Figure 1.3 – An interface for writing a review

Users can see the list of reviews on a movie's page and post, edit, or delete their own review if they are logged in. They will not be able to edit or delete other users' reviews though. Through building this app, we will learn a lot of concepts, such as forms, user authorization, permissions, foreign keys, and more.

Let's begin by installing Python and Django.