Django for Beginners
Django for Beginners (Book)
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Django for Beginners

Last updated on 2019-12-10

About the Book

A step-by-step guide to building web applications with Python and Django 3.0.

Create, test, and deploy 5 progressively more complex websites including a Message Board app, a Blog app with user accounts, and a robust Newspaper app with reader comments and a complete user registration flow.

Along the way you'll learn core Django features and best practices around models, views, templates, urls, custom user models, permissions, authorizations, user registration, testing, and deployment.

Topics covered include:

  • Django 3.0 and Python 3.7
  • Pipenv for virtual environments
  • Templates/URLs
  • Class-based views
  • User authentication
  • Custom user model
  • Permissions and authorizations
  • Deployment
  • Testing

About the Author

William S. Vincent
William S. Vincent

William S. Vincent is the author of Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals. Previously an early employee at Quizlet, he has used Django at multiple early-stage startups in the Boston area and taught computer science at Williams College. He writes regularly about Python and Django at wsvincent.com.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Why Django
    • Why This Book
    • Book Structure
    • Book Layout
    • Official Source Code
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 1: Initial Set Up
    • The Command Line
    • Install Python 3
    • Virtual Environments
    • Install Django
    • Install Git
    • Text Editors
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2: Hello World App
    • Initial Set Up
    • Create An App
    • URLs, Views, Models, Templates
    • Hello, World!
    • Git
    • GitHub
    • SSH Keys
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3: Pages App
    • Initial Set Up
    • Templates
    • Class-Based Views
    • URLs
    • Add an About Page
    • Extending Templates
    • Tests
    • Git and GitHub
    • Local vs Production
    • Heroku
    • Additional Files
    • Deployment
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4: Message Board App
    • Initial Set Up
    • Create a database model
    • Activating models
    • Django Admin
    • Views/Templates/URLs
    • Adding New Posts
    • Tests
    • GitHub
    • Heroku Configuration
    • Heroku Deployment
    • SQLite vs PostgreSQL
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5: Blog App
    • Initial Set Up
    • Database Models
    • Admin
    • URLs
    • Views
    • Templates
    • Static Files
    • Individual Blog Pages
    • Tests
    • Git
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6: Forms
    • Forms
    • Update Form
    • Delete View
    • Tests
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7: User Accounts
    • Log In
    • Updated Homepage
    • Log Out Link
    • Sign Up
    • GitHub
    • Heroku Config
    • Heroku Deployment
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8: Custom User Model
    • Set Up
    • Custom User Model
    • Forms
    • Superuser
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9: User Authentication
    • Templates
    • URLs
    • Admin
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 10: Bootstrap
    • Pages App
    • Tests
    • Bootstrap
    • Sign Up Form
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 11: Password Change and Reset
    • Password Change
    • Customizing Password Change
    • Password Reset
    • Custom Templates
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 12: Email
    • SendGrid
    • Custom Emails
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 13: Newspaper App
    • Articles App
    • URLs and Views
    • Edit/Delete
    • Create Page
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 14: Permissions and Authorization
    • Improved CreateView
    • Authorizations
    • Mixins
    • LoginRequiredMixin
    • UpdateView and DeleteView
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 15: Comments
    • Model
    • Admin
    • Template
    • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
    • APIs
    • Open-Source Resources
    • Django Resources
    • Python Books
    • Feedback

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