[TalkPython] Django: Getting Started Course


[TalkPython] Django: Getting Started CourseAbout

Code and other materials for Talk Python’s Getting started with Django course


Course Summary

Django is one of the most popular web frameworks for coding in Python. It includes libraries for: templating HTML content, URL routing, views, a robust Object Relational Model (ORM) for mapping classes to database queries, HTML form management, a built-in administrative tool, and much more. This course teaches you how to build your first Django project and guides you through the key parts of the library.

Source code and course GitHub repository https://github.com/talkpython/getting-started-with-django-course


Application Development Approach

This course is constructed around a project called Alexandria, a virtual library. Each chapter covers a new Django concept, but it also adds a feature to the application. As you proceed through the course you will not only learn more about Django but also be building features and tests as you would for developing real world software.


What will you learn in this course?

While building our Django app, you will:

– Set up a new project
– Understand Django’s project structure
– How to use the Django database ORM, including: common fields, writing queries, Foreign Keys and related objects, and light-weight migrations
– Create function-based views: the code that responds to the browser
– Turn data to HTML with HTML Templates
– User management: Creating users, managing logins, password resets, and the
– Built-in admin for users
– Data management: Loading / saving database fixtures
– Mapping URLs and URL patters to function-based views with URL routing
– HTML Forms: GET vs POST, submitting data to server, and using the forms library
– Considerations when deploying Django
– Third party libraries: A quick tour of popular libraries and how to install them
– View the full course outline.


Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to build web applications using Django.

An intermediate understanding of the Python language is recommended, students should be comfortable with functions, variables, data types such as dictionaries.

Additionally, familiarity with basic web concepts is of value including common HTML tags, basic CSS style sheets, and HTTP Verbs such as GET and POST.



My name is Christopher and I’m happy to be delivering this Django course for you. I’ve been writing Django web applications for over a decade at a variety of companies both small and large. I am a consultant who provides organizations advice on both their technical stack and software development processes.

I’ve taught thousands of students in person and virtually on a variety of topics, including Agile methodologies, Testing, Requirements management, and DevOps. My Python screencasts cover Django, PyGame, SQLAlchemy, Data structures, Unicode, cryptography, and more.

Recently, I’ve become a co-host of The Real Python Podcast, where twice a month I cover recent articles and items of news in the Python world.


General Info:

Author(s): Christopher Trudeau
Language: English
Updated: 12/2022
Videos Duration: 5.9h

Size: 1.24 GB

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