How to Tango with Django 1.9/1.10/1.11
How to Tango with Django 1.9/1.10/1.11
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How to Tango with Django 1.9/1.10/1.11

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Completed on 2018-02-06

About the Book

The first edition of the Tango with Django book (available at: www.tangowithdjango.com) was launched in October 2013 by Leif Azzopardi and David Maxwell while at the University of Glasgow. The book has been used as the course textbook for web development courses within the University, and since its launch we've had over a million visitors to the website. We're now at the third iteration of the book which has been significantly expanded - the book is focused on Django 1.9 but is also compatible with Django 1.10 and 1.11, as well as being able to run with Python 2.7+ and Python 3.5+.

About the Authors

Leif Azzopardi
Leif Azzopardi

Leif Azzopardi is passionate about Web Development, Web Design, Information Architecture and Software Engineering. His research interests are focused on Information Retrieval and Search Engine Technologies.

David Maxwell
David Maxwell

David Maxwell is a PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow, who teaches Python and Web Development. His research also focuses on Information Retrieval.

Reader Testimonials

Thomas W.
Thomas W.

Web Developer

Tango with Django is a great tutorial, really enjoying it!

Martynas B.
Martynas B.

Site Reliability Engineer, Uber

Regardless whether you are a seasoned software engineer or a new web developer, this book is a fantastic resource for getting started with using Django framework.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview
    • 1.1 Why Work with this Book?
    • 1.2 What you will Learn
    • 1.3 Technologies and Services
    • 1.4 Rango: Initial Design and Specification
    • 1.5 Summary
  • 2. Getting Ready to Tango
    • 2.1 Python
    • 2.2 The Python Package Manager
    • 2.3 Virtual Environments
    • 2.4 Integrated Development Environment
    • 2.5 Code Repository
  • 3. Django Basics
    • 3.1 Testing Your Setup
    • 3.2 Creating Your Django Project
    • 3.3 Creating a Django App
    • 3.4 Creating a View
    • 3.5 Mapping URLs
    • 3.6 Basic Workflows
  • 4. Templates and Media Files
    • 4.1 Using Templates
    • 4.2 Serving Static Media Files
    • 4.3 Serving Media
    • 4.4 Basic Workflow
  • 5. Models and Databases
    • 5.1 Rango’s Requirements
    • 5.2 Telling Django about Your Database
    • 5.3 Creating Models
    • 5.4 Creating and Migrating the Database
    • 5.5 Django Models and the Shell
    • 5.6 Configuring the Admin Interface
    • 5.7 Creating a Population Script
    • 5.8 Workflow: Model Setup
  • 6. Models, Templates and Views
    • 6.1 Workflow: Data Driven Page
    • 6.2 Showing Categories on Rango’s Homepage
    • 6.3 Creating a Details Page
  • 7. Forms
    • 7.1 Basic Workflow
    • 7.2 Page and Category Forms
  • 8. Working with Templates
    • 8.1 Using Relative URLs in Templates
    • 8.2 Dealing with Repetition
    • 8.3 Template Inheritance
    • 8.4 The render() Method and the request Context
    • 8.5 Custom Template Tags
    • 8.6 Summary
  • 9. User Authentication
    • 9.1 Setting up Authentication
    • 9.2 Password Hashing
    • 9.3 Password Validators
    • 9.4 The User Model
    • 9.5 Additional User Attributes
    • 9.6 Creating a User Registration View and Template
    • 9.7 Implementing Login Functionality
    • 9.8 Restricting Access
    • 9.9 Logging Out
    • 9.10 Taking it Further
  • 10. Cookies and Sessions
    • 10.1 Cookies, Cookies Everywhere!
    • 10.2 Sessions and the Stateless Protocol
    • 10.3 Setting up Sessions in Django
    • 10.4 A Cookie Tasting Session
    • 10.5 Client Side Cookies: A Site Counter Example
    • 10.6 Session Data
    • 10.7 Browser-Length and Persistent Sessions
    • 10.8 Clearing the Sessions Database
    • 10.9 Basic Considerations and Workflow
  • 11. User Authentication with Django-Registration-Redux
    • 11.1 Setting up Django Registration Redux
    • 11.2 Functionality and URL mapping
    • 11.3 Setting up the Templates
  • 12. Bootstrapping Rango
    • 12.1 Template
    • 12.2 Quick Style Change
    • 12.3 Using Django-Bootstrap-Toolkit
  • 13. Webhose Search
    • 13.1 The Webhose API
    • 13.2 Adding Search Functionality
    • 13.3 Putting Webhose Search into Rango
  • 14. Making Rango Tango! Exercises
    • 14.1 Track Page Clickthroughs
    • 14.2 Searching Within a Category Page
    • 14.3 Create and View Profiles
  • 15. Making Rango Tango! Hints
    • 15.1 Track Page Clickthroughs
    • 15.2 Searching Within a Category Page
    • 15.3 Creating a UserProfile Instance
    • 15.4 Viewing your Profile
    • 15.5 Listing all Users
  • 16. JQuery and Django
    • 16.1 Including JQuery in Your Django Project/App
    • 16.2 DOM Manipulation Example
  • 17. AJAX in Django with JQuery
    • 17.1 AJAX based Functionality
    • 17.2 Add a Like Button
    • 17.3 Adding Inline Category Suggestions
  • 18. Automated Testing
    • 18.1 Running Tests
    • 18.2 Coverage Testing
  • 19. Deploying Your Project
    • 19.1 Creating a PythonAnywhere Account
    • 19.2 The PythonAnywhere Web Interface
    • 19.3 Creating a Virtual Environment
    • 19.4 Setting up Your Web Application
    • 19.5 Log Files
  • 20. Final Thoughts
    • 20.1 Acknowledgements
  • Appendices
  • Setting up your System
    • Installing Python
    • Setting Up the PYTHONPATH
    • Using setuptools and pip
    • Virtual Environments
    • Version Control
  • A Crash Course in UNIX-based Commands
    • Using the Terminal
    • Core Commands
  • A Git Crash Course
    • Why Use Version Control?
    • How Git Works
    • Setting up Git
    • Basic Commands and Workflow
    • Recovering from Mistakes
  • A CSS Crash Course
    • Including Stylesheets
    • Basic CSS Selectors
    • Element Selectors
    • Fonts
    • Colours and Backgrounds
    • Containers, Block-Level and Inline Elements
    • Basic Positioning
    • The Box Model
    • Styling Lists
    • Styling Links
    • The Cascade
    • Additional Reading
  • Notes

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