Discover the Django web application framework and get started building Python-based web applications. This book takes you from the basics of Django all the way through to cutting-edge topics such as creating RESTful applications. Beginning Django also covers ancillary, but essential, development topics, including configuration settings, static resource management, logging, debugging, and email. Along with material on data access with SQL queries, you’ll have all you need to get up and running with Django 1.11 LTS, which is compatible with Python 2 and Python 3.
Once you’ve built your web application, you’ll need to be the admin, so the next part of the book covers how to enforce permission management with users and groups. This technique allows you to restrict access to URLs and content, giving you total control of your data. In addition, you’ll work with and customize the Django admin site, which provides access to a Django project’s data.
After reading and using this book, you’ll be able to build a Django application top to bottom and be ready to move on to more advanced or complex Django application development.
What You'll Learn
- Get started with the Django framework
- Use Django views, class-based views, URLs, middleware, forms, templates, and Jinja templates
- Take advantage of Django models, including model relationships, migrations, queries, and forms
- Leverage the Django admin site to get access to the database used by a Django project
- Deploy Django REST services to serve as the data backbone for mobile, IoT, and SaaS systems
Who This Book Is For
Python developers new to the Django web application development framework and web developers new to Python and Django.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Django Framework
Chapter 2: Django Urls and Views
Chapter 3: Django Templates
Chapter 4: Jinja Templates in Django
Chapter 5: Django Application Management
Chapter 6: Django Forms
Chapter 7: Django Models
Chapter 8: Django Model Queries and Managers
Chapter 9: Django Model Forms and Class Views
Chapter 10: Django User Management
Chapter 11: Django admin Management
Chapter 12: REST Services with Django
Appendix A: Python Basics