Tango With Django 2
Tango With Django 2
A beginner's guide to web development with Django 2.
About the Book
This is the fourth edition of Tango with Django which has now been heavily revised and upgraded to make use of Django 2.x using Python 3.x. The book was first launched in October 2013 by Dr. Leif Azzopardi and Dr. David Maxwell while both were teaching web development at the University of Glasgow. The book has been used as the course text ever since, with literally thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students using it over the years. Previous editions of the book are freely available at: www.tangowithdjango.com which has been used by over two million visitors!
So, if you want to learn Django and build web applications, then Tango with Django provides an all round end-to-end guide for beginners.
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- 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 3
- 2.2 Virtual Environments
- 2.3 The Python Package Manager
- 2.4 Integrated Development Environment
- 2.5 Version Control
- 2.6 Testing your Implementation
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: A Data-Driven Page
- 6.2 Showing Categories on Rango’s Homepage
- 6.3 Creating a Details Page
- 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
render()Method and the
- 8.5 Custom Template Tags
- 8.6 Summary
9. User Authentication
- 9.1 Setting up Authentication
- 9.2 Password Hashing
- 9.3 Password Validators
- 9.6 Creating a User Registration View and Template
- 9.7 Implementing Login Functionality
- 9.8 Restricting Access
- 9.9 Logging Out
9.10 Tidying up the
- 9.11 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
- 11.1 Setting up Django Registration Redux
- 11.2 Functionality and URL mapping
- 11.3 Setting up the Templates
12. Bootstrapping Rango
- 12.1 The Template
- 12.2 Quick Style Change
13. Adding Search to Rango
- 13.1 The Bing Search API
- 13.2 Adding Search Functionality
- 13.3 Putting Search into Rango
14. Making Rango Tango Exercises
- 14.1 Tracking Page Clickthroughs
- 14.2 Searching Within a Category Page
- 14.3 Create and View User Profiles
15. Making Rango Tango Hints
- 15.1 Track Page Clickthroughs
- 15.2 Searching Within a Category Page
15.3 Creating a
- 15.4 Class-Based Views
- 15.5 Viewing your Profile
- 15.6 Listing all Users
16. JQuery Crash Course
- 16.1 Including JQuery
- 16.2 Testing your Setup
- 16.3 Further DOM Manipulation Examples
- 16.4 Debugging Hints
17. AJAX in Django with JQuery
- 17.1 AJAX and Rango
- 17.2 Adding a “Like” Button
- 17.3 Adding Inline Category Suggestions
- 17.4 Further AJAX-ing
18. Automated Testing
- 18.1 Running Tests
- 18.2 Examining Testing Coverage
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
Setting up your System
Installing Python 3 and
- Virtual Environments
- Version Control System
- Installing Python 3 and
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
- Colours and Backgrounds
- Containers, Block-Level and Inline Elements
- Basic Positioning
- The Box Model
- Styling Lists
- Styling Links
- The Cascade
- Additional Reading
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