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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
Book Image

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)

Running the Django local web server

In the Terminal, cd into the created folder:

cd moviereviews

Then, run the following.

For macOS, run this:

python3 runserver

For Windows, run this:

python runserver

When you do so, you start the local web server on your machine (for local development purposes). There will be a URL link: (equivalent to http://localhost:8000). Open the link in a browser and you will see the default landing page, as shown in Figure 1.6:

Figure 1.6 – The landing page of the Django project

This means that your local web server is running and serving the landing page. Sometimes, you will need to stop the server in order to run other Python commands. To stop the local server, press Ctrl + C in the Terminal.