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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)

Setting up your web app

At this point, you need to be ready with three pieces of information:

  • The path to your Django project's top folder – the folder that contains "". A simple way to get this is to type pwd in your project folder in Bash – for example, /home/danielgara/moviereviews/.
  • The name of your project (the name of the folder that contains your – for example, moviereviews.
  • The name of your virtualenv – for example, moviereviewsenv.

Let's look at how we can create a web app with a manual config:

  1. In your browser, open a new tab and go to the PythonAnywhere dashboard. Click on the Web tab (Figure 12.12):

Figure 12.12 – The PythonAnywhere Web tab

  1. Click Add a new web app. Under Select a Python Web framework, choose Manual configuration (Figure 12.13):

Figure 12.13 – Selecting Manual configuration