Introduction to Django

DGO-100 (3 Days)
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Django Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Django training teaches existing Python developers the fundamentals of creating Web applications using the popular Django framework. Attendees learn how to properly architect MVC (model view controller) applications using Django and integrate forms and file management. Participants also learn how to create and execute automated tests to validate their code quality.

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

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Django Training Objectives

All students will:

  • 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

Django Training Outline

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Introduction
Django Overview
Getting Started with Django
  • Sites and apps
  • Editing
  • Minimal Django layout
  • Using
  • The development server
  • Adding an application
  • URL configuration
Using cookiecutter
  • 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
Creating Views (AKA Controllers)
  • What is a view
  • HttpResponse
  • URL route configuration
  • Shortcut: get_object_or_404()
Templates (AKA Views)
  • About templates
  • Django template syntax
  • Static files
  • Loading templates
  • The url tag
  • Shortcut: template.render()
Querying the Models
  • QuerySets
  • Chaining filters
  • Slicing QuerySets
  • Q objects
Working with Templates
  • Variable lookups
  • Comments
  • Inheritance
  • Filters
  • Escaping HTML
Django Forms
  • Forms overview
  • GET and POST
  • The Form class
  • Processing the form
  • Widgets
  • Validation
  • Forms in templates
  • Beyond the basics
Static File Management
  • Types of static files
  • Configuring access
  • Namespacing
  • Templates
  • Deploying from outside Django
Class-based Views
  • About class-based views
  • Builtin generic views
  • List and detail views
  • Other builtin views
  • Using inheritance to leverage builtins
Automated Testing
  • Why create tests?
  • When to create tests
  • Using Django's test framework
  • Using the test client
  • Running tests
  • Checking code coverage
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

DGO-100

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have a working knowledge of Python, HTML 5, and CSS.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive course materials.

Software Requirements:

  • Python 3 (available from http://www.python.org)
  • Django 1.x or 2.x framework and other related Python modules
  • 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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