Introduction to Python’s Django

What is Web Development Web development is a broad term for any work that involves creating a web site for the Internet or an intranet. The end product of a web development project varies from simple sites composed of static web pages to complex applications that interact with databases and users. The list of tasks […]

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Python’s Django vs Ruby on Rails

Python vs Ruby Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, object-oriented general-purpose programming language which was designed and developed in the mid-1990s. Compared to Python, which treats code readability above everything else, the philosophy behind Ruby is that programmers should have the flexibility, freedom and power to write concise and compact code. The most important difference between […]

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How to Install Django on Windows, Mac and Linux

In this article, we are going to learn how to install Django on Windows, Mac and Linux. Since Mac and Linux are both derived from the Unix platform, the instructions about installing Django on Mac and Linux are almost identical to each other and we will present them in the same section. Windows, however, is […]

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Writing Your First Python Django Application

Create A Django Project The previous article Introduction to Python’s Django presented an overview of the Django Framework. In this article, we are going to write a simple Django application from scratch. The first step is to create a project using one of Django’s built-in commands django-admin.py. In a Virtualenv, type this command:

django-admin.py […]

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Writing Models for Your First Python Django Application

The previous article Writing Your First Python Django Application is a step-by-step guide on how to write a simple Django application from scratch. In this article, you will learn how to write models for your new Django application. Software Architectural Patterns Before we dive into the code, let’s review two of the most popular server-side […]

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Activate Admin Application for Your Python Django Website

In the previous article , we learned how to write two models Post and Comment for your Django application myblog. In this article, we are going to learn how to activate Django’s automatic admin site that provides a convenient interface for users or administrators of your website myblog to create, read, update and delete (CRUD) […]

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Writing Simple Views for Your First Python Django Application

In the previous article Activate Admin Application for Your Python Django Website, we learned how to activate the built-in Admin Application from Django in your website. In this article, we are going to write simple views for your website. What is a view? In Django, a view is an endpoint that can be accessed by […]

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Writing Views to Upload Posts for Your First Python Django Application

In the previous article, we wrote an index view to show a list of posts that are created less than two days ago and a detail view to show the detailed content of a post. In this article, we’re going to write a view that allows the user to upload a post and improve our […]

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Writing Automated Tests for Your First Django Application

Tests, Tests and More Tests As a software programmer, you often hear others talking about tests being one of the most important components of any project. A software project often succeeds when there’s proper test coverage. While it often fails when there’s little or none. You might be wondering: what are tests anyway? Why is […]

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Writing Tests for Your Django Application’s Views

Testing a Django Application’s View In our previous article, we learned how to write automated tests for our Django application, which involves writing a simple test to verify the behaviour of the model method m.Post.recent_posts() and fixing the bug where the method recent_posts() returns future posts. In this article, we are going to learn how […]

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