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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)

Understanding and defining Django URLs

Remember that /moviereviews/ is referenced each time someone types in a URL on our website – for example, localhost:8000/hello.

For now, we get an error page when we go to the preceding URL. So, how do we display a proper page for it? Each time a user types in a URL, the request passes through and sees whether the URL matches any defined paths so that the Django server can return an appropriate response. currently has the following code:

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
urlpatterns = [

When a request passes through, it will try to match a path object in urlpatterns – for example, if a user enters http://localhost:8000/admin into the browser, the URL will match the admin/ path. The server will then respond with the Django admin site (as shown in Figure 3.1), which we will explore later: