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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)

Chapter 5: Working with Models

Storing data in a database is a common practice in most web applications. In a Django project, it involves working with Django models. We will create a database model (for example, blog posts and movies) and Django will turn this model into a database table for us. We will also explore a powerful built-in admin interface that provides a visual way of managing all aspects of a Django project, such as managing users and making changes to model data.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Creating our first model
  • Managing migrations
  • Accessing the Django admin interface
  • Configuring for images
  • Serving stored images
  • Adding a movie model to admin