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: [shell] 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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Managing Static Files for Your Django Application

Django’s Default Static File Manager In every web application, static files such as css, Javascript and images, give the website a unique look-and-feel and make it stand out of the crowd. For any user, a beautiful, professional looking website is way more attractive than an rough, unpolished one. In a Django application, we manage the […]

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Package Your Python Django Application into a Reusable Component

Save Time by Writing and Using Reusable Python Django Apps It’s not trivial to design, develop and maintain a web application. Lots of features and aspects have to be handled properly in order for a web application to succeed. To name a few, the features that are common to almost every web application are user […]

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How to Use Python Django Forms

Django Form What is a HTML form? What kind of use cases does it have? A webform, web form or HTML form on a web page allows a user to enter data that is sent to a server for processing. Forms can resemble paper or database forms because web users fill out the forms using […]

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