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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)

Changing db.sqlite3 to MySQL or PostgresSQL

Our current database is set to SQLite, which works fine for small projects. But when the project or the data size grows, we want to switch to other databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.

PythonAnywhere allows free usage of MySQL, but for PostgreSQL, you will need to have a paid account.

To start using MySQL, you can refer to PythonAnywhere's brief and useful documentation ( You will need to recreate some of the steps you took in Chapter 7, Understanding the Database, in the Switching to a MySQL database section.


After you have set up MySQL or any other database because it's a brand new database, you will have to create a new superuser (python createsuperuser) and run the makemigrations/migrate command:

python makemigrations

python migrate