Comprehensive Django Development

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Course Number: DGO-104

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Django Training Overview

Accelebrate's Comprehensive Django Development course teaches existing Python developers how to develop full-stack Web applications using the Django framework. Students learn the basics of creating simple models, views, and controllers, then move on to more advanced topics such as administration, session management, authentication, and automated testing.

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

  • Develop web sites based on content stored in a relational database management system
  • Understand the model view controller (MVC) pattern and how it is implemented in Django
  • Create Django templates for easy-to-modify views
  • Map views to URLs
  • Take advantage of the built-in Admin interface
  • Provide HTML form processing
  • Integrate automated tests with your code
  • 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

All students should have a working knowledge of Python, HTML5, and CSS.

Outline

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Introduction
Django overview
  • Django is a framework
  • Frameworks vs Packages
  • What can it do?
  • What are the alternatives?
Getting Started with Django
  • Sites and apps
  • Shared configuration
  • Minimal Django layout
  • Built-in flexibility
Usingcookiecutter
  • Why cookiecutter?
  • cookiecutter features
  • Creating a project
  • Creating an app
  • Customizing cookiecutter
Creating models with Django ORM
  • Defining models
  • Related objects
  • SQL Migration
  • App configuration
  • Accessing models
Login for Nothing and Admin for Free
  • Setting up the admin user
  • Running the admin site
  • Tweaking the admin interface
  • Changing the admin index page
Basic Views (AKA Controllers)
  • What is a view
  • HttpResponse
  • URL route configuration
  • Shortcut: get_object_or_404()
Working with templates
  • About templates
  • Django template syntax
  • Static files
  • Loading templates
  • The url tag
  • Shortcut: template.render()
Querying the Models
  • QuerySets
  • Field lookups
  • Chaining filters
  • Slicing QuerySets
  • Related fields
  • Q objects
Enhancing Models
  • Custom methods
  • Complex relationships
  • Overriding standard methods
Forms
  • Forms overview
  • GET and POST
  • The Form class
  • Processing the form
  • Widgets
  • Validation
  • Forms in templates
  • Beyond the basics
Debugging
  • Printing to the console
  • Django debug page
  • Reading Django logs
  • Django debug toolbar
Class-based Views
  • About generic views
  • Types of generic views
  • Default generic views
  • Class-based generic views
  • List and detail views
User Authentication
  • Authentication vs Authorization
  • Configuring users
  • Permissions
  • Groups
Session Management
  • Enabling sessions
  • Types of session backends
  • Session cookies
  • Accessing sessions from views
Migrations
  • Managed vs unmanaged tables
  • Handling schema changes
  • Using makemigrations and migrate
  • Tweaking migrations
  • Migrating data
Advanced configuration
  • Django settings architecture
  • Typical configuration
  • Using 12 factor config
  • Security considerations
Serving Data with a RESTful Interface
  • The Django REST framework
  • Serialization
  • Requests and Responses
  • Function-based views
  • Class-based views
  • What about django-tastypie?
Static File Managment
  • Types of static files
  • Configuring access
  • Namespacing
  • Templates
  • Deploying from outside Django
Automated Testing
  • Why create tests?
  • When to create tests
  • Using Django's test framework
  • Using the test client
  • Running tests
  • Checking code coverage
Using the Cache
  • Types of caches
  • Setting up the cache
  • Per-site and per-view caching
  • Low-level API
  • Cache security
Creating Reusable Apps
  • Packaging
  • Choosing an appropriate name
  • Deploying
  • Using setuptools
Documentation with Sphinx
  • Description of Sphinx
  • reStructured Text
  • Configuring sphinx
  • Creating doc files
  • Using autodoc
  • Generating docs
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 1.x or 2.x framework
  • Other Python modules installed
  • Bootstrap framework
  • 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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