Tango With Django 4
Tango With Django 4
A beginner's guide to web development with Django 4
About the Book
In this book, you will learn how to build web applications using Django 4 by building a simple web app called Rango, a directory of categories and links. Through the process, you will learn how to set up your Python environment and Django projects, before learning the key design pattern behind Django: Model-View-Template.
Throughout the book, we provide workflows to get you into the Django mindset, reducing the learning curve, explaining the hows and whys of software development, and advocating best practices when developing your web apps. Through the book, you will learn how to integrate user authentication, build and customize forms and templates, along with advanced features like class-based views and testing.
This is the fifth edition of Tango with Django which has now been heavily revised and upgraded to make use of Django 4+ using Python 3.8+. The book was first launched in October 2013 by Dr. Leif Azzopardi and Dr. David Maxwell which we developed to teach web development at the University of Glasgow. The book has been used as the course text ever since, with thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students using it over the years. Previous editions of the book are available at: www.tangowithdjango.com -- and previous versions of the book has been downloaded over 2 million times.
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.
Table of Contents
- 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
3 Django Basics
- 3.1 Creating Your Django Project
- 3.2 Creating a Django App
- 3.3 Creating a View
- 3.4 Mapping URLs
- 3.5 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 Workflow: Capturing User Data via Forms
- 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
- 9.5 Implementing Login Functionality
- 9.6 Restricting Access
- 9.7 Logging Out
9.8 Tidying up the
- 9.9 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 Serp API
- 13.2 Adding Search Functionality
- 13.3 Putting Search into Rango
14 Setting up your System
14.1 Installing Python 3 and
- 14.1 Installing Python 3 and
15 A Crash Course on Git
- 15.1 Why Use Version Control?
- 15.2 How Git Works
- 15.3 Setting up Git
- 15.4 Basic Commands and Workflow
- 15.5 Recovering from Mistakes
16 A Crash Course in UNIX-based Commands
- 16.1 Using the Terminal
- 16.2 Core Commands
17 A Crash Course in CSS
- 17.1 Including Stylesheets
- 17.2 Basic CSS Selectors
- 17.3 Element Selectors
- 17.4 Fonts
- 17.5 Colours and Backgrounds
- 17.6 Containers, Block-Level and Inline Elements
- 17.7 Basic Positioning
- 17.8 The Box Model
- 17.9 Styling Lists
- 17.10 Styling Links
- 17.11 The Cascade
- 17.12 Additional Reading
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