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Django 3 Web Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Aidas Bendoraitis, Jake Kronika
Book Image

Django 3 Web Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Aidas Bendoraitis, Jake Kronika

Overview of this book

Django is a web framework for perfectionists with deadlines, designed to help you build manageable medium and large web projects in a short time span. This fourth edition of the Django Web Development Cookbook is updated with Django 3's latest features to guide you effectively through the development process. This Django book starts by helping you create a virtual environment and project structure for building Python web apps. You'll learn how to build models, views, forms, and templates for your web apps and then integrate JavaScript in your Django apps to add more features. As you advance, you'll create responsive multilingual websites, ready to be shared on social networks. The book will take you through uploading and processing images, rendering data in HTML5, PDF, and Excel, using and creating APIs, and navigating different data types in Django. You'll become well-versed in security best practices and caching techniques to enhance your website's security and speed. This edition not only helps you work with the PostgreSQL database but also the MySQL database. You'll also discover advanced recipes for using Django with Docker and Ansible in development, staging, and production environments. By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in using Django's powerful features and will be equipped to create robust websites.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Importing data from an external JSON file

The music website has an API under the domain that you can use to read the albums, artists, tracks, events, and more. The API allows you to either use the JSON or XML format. In this recipe, we will import the top tracks tagged indie using the JSON format.

Getting ready

Follow these steps to import data in the JSON format from

  1. Let's start with the music app that we created in the Importing data from a local CSV file recipe.
  2. To use, you need to register and get an API key. The API key can be
    created at
  3. The API key has to be set in the settings as LAST_FM_API_KEY. We recommend