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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)

Listing movies

Let's improve our app. We will display the movie objects stored in the admin database. In movie/views.py, add the following in bold:

from .models import Movie
def home(request):
    searchTerm = request.GET.get('searchMovie')
    movies = Movie.objects.all()
    return render(request, 'home.html',
      {'searchTerm':searchTerm, 'movies': movies})

Let's look at what's happening in the code. We first import the Movie model:

from .models import Movie

Then, the previous code grabs all the movie objects from the database (using the all method) and assigns them to movies:

movies = Movie.objects.all()

We then pass movies in the dictionary to home.html.

Django makes it really straightforward to access objects in the database. If we have to write code to connect to the database, write SQL statements...