Course Number: DGO-102

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Django Training Overview

Accelebrate's Advanced Django training teaches existing Python developers how to create more sophisticated Web applications using the popular Django framework. This course covers advanced topics such as administration, session management, authentication, and caching.

Note: This course can be taught with Django 1.x or 2.x on compatible versions of Python (as documented in the earliest release notes for your general Django release [1.11, 2.0, etc.] at https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.0/releases/).

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Programming courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Take advantage of the built-in Admin interface
  • Extend the template system
  • Perform advanced database queries
  • Implement documentation with Sphinx
  • Create testable, reusable apps
  • Migrate data
  • Provide a RESTful interface to Django models
  • Build responsive web applications that adapt dynamically to clients ranging from desktop computers with large screens to tablets and phones
  • Cache requests to improve throughput

Prerequisites

Students should already have a working knowledge of Python, HTML5, and CSS. Students should have taken Accelebrate's Introduction to Django course or have equivalent experience.

Outline

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Introduction
Beyond Simple Queries
  • Using fields in queries
  • Executing raw SQL
  • Non-Django DBMS access
Enhancing Models
  • Custom methods
  • Complex relationships
  • Overriding standard methods
Advanced Template Usage
  • Multiple inheritance
  • Alternate delimiters
  • Creating custom filters
  • Automatic HTML escaping
  • Template loading
Session Management
  • Enabling sessions
  • Types of session backends
  • Session cookies
  • Accessing sessions from views
Documentation with Sphinx
  • Description of Sphinx
  • reStructured Text
  • Configuring sphinx
  • Creating doc files
  • Using autodoc
  • Generating docs
Creating Reusable Apps
  • Packaging
  • Choosing an appropriate name
  • Deploying
  • Using setuptools
Migrations
  • Managed vs unmanaged tables
  • Handling schema changes
  • Using makemigrations and migrate
  • Tweaking migrations
  • Migrating data
Serving Data with a RESTful Interface
  • The Django REST framework
  • Serialization
  • Requests and Responses
  • Function-based views
  • Class-based views
  • What about django-tastypie?
Building Responsive Web Sites
  • Choosing a JS library
  • Creating API endpoints
  • Fixing template delimiter conflicts
Using the Cache
  • Types of caches
  • Setting up the cache
  • Per-site and per-view caching
  • Low-level API
  • Cache security
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive course materials covering all topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

  • Python 3.x installed (Anaconda bundle recommended)
  • Django framework (pip install django)
  • Django REST framework (pip install djangorestframework)
  • Bootstrap framework (available from http://getbootstrap.com)
  • A text editor or IDE (PyCharm Community Edition is an excellent free editor if you don’t have a strong preference)


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