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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)

Installing Python

First, let's check whether we have Python installed and, if so, what version we have.

If you are using a Mac, open your Terminal. If you are using Windows, open Command Prompt. For convenience, I will refer to both Terminal and Command Prompt as Terminal throughout the book.

We will need to check whether we have at least Python 3.8 in order to use Django 4. To do so, go to your Terminal and run the following commands.

For macOS, run this:

python3 --version

For Windows, run this:

python --version

This shows the version of Python you have installed. Make sure that the version is at least 3.8. If it isn't, get the latest version of Python by going to and installing the version for your OS. For Windows, you must select the Add Python 3.* to PATH option, as shown in Figure 1.4:

Figure 1.4 – Install Python on Windows

After the installation, run the command again to check the...