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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)

Creating our first model

Working with databases in Django involves working with models. A model contains the fields and behaviors of the data we want to store. Commonly, each model maps a database table. We can create models such as blog posts, movies, and users, and Django turns these models into a database table for us.

Here are the Django model basics:

  • Each model is a class that extends django.db.models.Model.
  • Each model attribute represents a database column.
  • With all of this, Django provides us with a set of useful methods to create, update, read, and delete (CRUD) model information from a database.


In /movie, we have the file, where we create our models for the movie app. Open that file and fill it in with the following:

from django.db import models
class Movie(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    description = models.CharField(max_length=250)