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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)

Understanding the database viewer

Let's take some time to understand how the database works. The objects are stored in the db.sqlite3 file. If you click on it, it is not very readable. But you can view such SQlite files with a SQLite viewer; just google SQLite Viewer for a list of them. One example is https://inloop.github.io/sqlite-viewer/.

Drag and drop your db.sqlite3 file into the previous link (over the SQLite viewer), and you can see the different tables in the database (as shown in Figure 7.1):

Figure 7.1 – Opening db.sqlite3 in SQLite Viewer

You can see the tables of the models we have created – that is, movie and news. There are other tables, such as django_session, because of the different apps that are installed for functions such as sessions and authentications.

Select a table – for example, news_news, and you can see its rows (Figure 7.2).

Note

The table name is derived from <appname>_<modelname&gt...