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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)

Cloning our code on to PythonAnywhere

PythonAnywhere is a web-hosting service ( You can host, run, and code Python in the cloud. It also offers some free services, which we will use.

The steps to deploy an existing Django project on PythonAnywhere can be found at, but I will go through them with you here.

Now that we have our code on GitHub, we will have PythonAnywhere retrieve our code from there:

  1. First, create a beginner free account in PythonAnywhere here:
  2. In PythonAnywhere, click on Dashboard | New console | $ Bash to access its Linux Terminal (Figure 12.7):

Figure 12.7 – Creating a new console

  1. This will open a Bash console. Back in your GitHub repository, click on Code and copy the URL to clone (Figure 12.8):

Figure 12.8 – Copying...