Django Training for Python Developers

Django Training for Python Developers

Course Length: 12.0 hours
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Getting the demo and exercise files.
  • Installing software.
  • Setting up a virtual environment.
  • Installing Django.
  • Creating your first Django website.
  • Git and GitHub.
  • Django Models.
  • Migrations.
  • Built-in template filters.
  • Built-in template tags.
  • Custom template filters and tags.
  • What is a “static” file?
  • Managing static files in Django.
  • The default user model.
  • Superusers.
  • Django admin.
  • Slugs.
  • Utility functions.
  • Overriding
  • Development settings.
  • SendGrid.
  • Sending email.
  • Form processing.
  • Form fields.
  • Widgets.
  • Validators.
  • Crispy Forms.
  • Models revisited.
  • Model fields.
  • Model field arguments.
  • ModelForms.
  • Many-to-one relationships.
  • Many-to-many relationships.
  • Registering.
  • Logging in and out.
  • Email.
  • Account management.
  • Resetting passwords.
  • Adding messages to pages.
  • Media files.
  • Media settings.
  • Uploading files.
  • Cleaning form data.
  • Safety concerns.
  • The filetype library.
  • Keeping uploaded files private.
  • The django-private-storage library.
  • FileField and ImageField.
  • Displaying uploaded images.
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Querying models.
  • Adding properties to models.
  • Ajax.
  • View functions.
  • Model constraints.
  • Loading data with fixtures.
  • Pagination.
  • Sorting.
  • Advanced querying.
  • Field Lookups.
  • Q Objects.
  • Search.
  • Aggregation.
  • Annotation.
  • The Django Debug Toolbar.
  • Prefetching queries.
  • Deploying to Heroku.
  • Django admin views.
  • Customizing title text, change lists, forms, and fieldsets.
  • Unregistering models.
  • Groups and permissions.
  • Additional learning.
  • Projects for practice.
Available Delivery Methods
Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access to an On-Demand course.
Course Overview

This is a Django course for Python developers. The better you know Python, the easier it will be to learn Django. And one of the great things about learning Django is that it will help you improve your Python skills. Through more than 80 exercises and 100s of demos, you will learn to build a fully functional website using Python, Django 3.x, PostgreSQL, Visual Studio Code, GitHub, Amazon S3 (for media storage), SendGrid, and Heroku. You will learn:

  • Build simple web pages using Django templates.
  • Build a complete registration and authentication system.
  • Make certain features of the site only available to logged-in users.
  • Build forms that allow users to upload files. You will also learn to validate those files to make sure they are not dangerous. And you will learn to keep private files, like resumes, private.
  • Create sortable and searchable lists and tables of data, and to add pagination to long lists of data.
  • Allow users to add and edit data through web forms.
  • Use Ajax to make server requests without a full page refresh.
  • Use and customize Django admin, Django's built-in administration interface.
  • Generate emails with Django.
  • Use Git and GitHub for source control.
  • Publish your website on Heroku, a popular hosting service.
  • Store media files, uploaded by users, using Amazon's S3 service.

Other technologies used, but not taught, in the course include HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, and SQL. Experience with those technologies will serve you well, both in becoming a Django programmer, and in working through this course.

Course Outline
  1. Setting Up Your Computer
    1. Demo and Exercise Files
    2. Recommended Software
    3. Running Python
  2. Getting Started with Django
    1. Welcome to the Server-side
    2. Google Chrome DevTools: Network Tab
    3. Creating the Virtual Environment
    4. Exercise: Creating a Virtual Environment and Installing Django
    5. Exploring the Django Source Code
    6. Creating a New Project
    7. Exercise: Hello, Django!
    8. Settings
    9. Django Apps
    10. Creating a New App
    11. Exercise: First Django App
    12. Exercise: Working with Templates
    13. Exercise: Creating an About Us Page
  3. Git, GitHub, and an App with a Model
    2. Version Control Systems, Git, and GitHub
    3. Exercise: Setting Up VS Code, Git, and GitHub
    4. Exercise: Creating the Project
    5. Exercise: Creating a pages App
    6. Exercise: Creating the jokes App
    7. Models
    8. Exercise: Migrating
    9. Exercise: Creating a Model
    10. Types of Views
    11. Exercise: Creating a ListView
    12. Exercise: Creating a DetailView
    13. GET and POST Requests
    14. Exercise: Creating and Updating Jokes
    15. Deleting Objects
    16. Exercise: Deleting Jokes
  4. Template Filters and Tags
    1. Exercise: Setting Up the Project
    2. get_context_data()
    3. Exercise: Adding Template Context
    4. Template Filter Basics
    5. Exercise: Adding Filters
    6. Most Useful Template Filters
    7. Template Filter Quick Reference
    8. Template Tag Basics
    9. Most Useful Template Tags
    10. Template Tag Quick Reference
    11. Custom Filters
    12. Exercise: Creating Custom Filters
    13. Custom Tags
    14. Exercise: Creating Custom Tags
  5. Static Files
    1. Static File Basics
    2. Exercise: Adding Static Files to Django Jokes
    3. Review of the Settings
  6. Django Admin and the User Model
    1. The Database
    2. Exercise: Setting Up PostgreSQL
    3. The Default User Model
    4. Exercise: Creating a Custom User Model
    5. Referencing the User Model
    6. Exercise: Getting Started with Django Admin
    7. Exercise: Adding the jokes Table to Django Admin
    8. Exercise: Installing the Django Admin Documentation Generator
  7. URLs and Slugs
    1. Slugs
    2. Exercise: Creating a Slug-generating Function
    3. Exercise: Changing Jokes to Use Slugs
  8. Sending Email with SendGrid
    1. Transactional Email Services
    2. Exercise: Getting a SendGrid Account
    3. Exercise: Creating an Email Utility Function
  9. Forms and Widgets
    1. Form Processing
    2. Understanding Form Fields
    3. Exercise: Creating a Job Application Form
    4. Core Field Arguments
    5. Exercise: Building out the Application
    6. Typed Choice Fields
    7. Changing Widgets
    8. Exercise: Improving the Job Application Form
    9. Validators
    10. Exercise: Crispy Forms
    11. Exercise: Making the Joke Form Crispy
  10. ModelForms
    1. Models
    2. Model Fields
    3. Model Field Arguments
    4. ModelForms
    5. Exercise: Creating a ModelForm
    6. Many-to-One Relationships
    7. Exercise: Adding Joke Categories
    8. Many-to-Many Relationships
    9. Exercise: Adding Joke Tags
    10. Exercise: Updating the Joke Templates
    11. Exercise: Tying Job Applications to Models
  11. User Registration
    1. The User-Registration Process
    2. Exercise: Getting Started with django-allauth
    3. django-allauth Templates
    4. Exercise: Making the Authentication Pages Crispy
    5. Exercise: Updating the _base.html Template
    6. Email Templates
    7. Exercise: Custom User Registration
    8. Exercise: Creating a My Account Page
    9. Exercise: Associating Users with Jokes
    10. Mixins
    11. Exercise: Restricting Joke Creating and Updating
  12. Messages Framework
    1. Message Framework
    2. Exercise: Adding Messages
    3. Exercise: Using SuccessMessageMixin
    4. Exercise: Adding Success Messages to the Joke Views
    5. Exercise: Adding a Success Message to JokeDeleteView
  13. Media Files
    1. Media File Basics
    2. Exercise: Adding Media Settings
    3. Exercise: Uploading a Resume
    4. Exercise: Checking File Type
    5. Exercise: Keeping Resume Files Private
    6. Exercise: Adding an ImageField to the Model
    7. Exercise: Displaying the Avatar
    8. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
    9. Exercise: Setting Up Amazon S3
    10. Exercise: Static Settings in Development
  14. Making Queries, Ajax, and View Functions
    1. Useful Prerequisites
    2. Managers and QuerySets
    3. Indexing and Slicing QuerySets
    4. Checking for Existence
    5. Creating, Updating, and Saving Model Instances
    6. QuerySet Methods that Don't Return QuerySets
    7. One-to-Many Relationships
    8. Many-to-Many Relationships
    9. Spanning Relationships
    10. Joke Voting
    11. Exercise: Adding a JokeVote Model
    12. Exercise: Registering the JokeVote Model
    13. Exercise: Adding Properties to the Joke Model
    14. Exercise: Rating Jokes Using Ajax
    15. Exercise: Adding a vote() View Function
    16. Exercise: Updating the URLConf
    17. Exercise: Updating the Templates
    18. Model Constraints
    19. Letting JavaScript Know if the User is Logged In
  15. Pagination and Ordering
    1. Fixtures
    2. Exercise: Loading Data from a Fixture
    3. Exercise: Pagination
    4. Exercise: Ordering
  16. Advanced Querying and Search
    1. Field Lookups
    2. Q Objects
    3. Exercise: Filtering Results by Category, Tag, or Creator
    4. Exercise: Implementing Search
    5. Aggregation
    6. Exercise: Getting Joke Ratings
    7. Code Optimization
    8. Exercise: Installing and Using the Django Debug Toolbar
    9. Brief Introduction to Annotation
    10. Viewing SQL Used in QuerySets
  17. Deploying your Website to Production
    1. Where to Host Your Django Site
    2. Exercise: Deploying to Heroku
  18. Customizing Django Admin
    1. Django Admin Views
    2. Exercise: Customizing Titles and Headers
    3. ModelAdmin Attributes that Affect the List View
    4. Exercise: Creating a Custom ModelAdmin Base Class
    5. Exercise: Customizing the Django Admin List View
    6. Lists vs. Tuples
    7. ModelAdmin Attributes that Affect Forms
    8. Exercise: Customizing Django Admin Form Views
    9. Customizing Fieldsets
    10. Exercise: Modifying the CustomUserAdmin Class
    11. Adding Calculated Read-only Fields
    12. Exercise: Adding a Link to the Change Password Form
    13. Exercise: Unregistering Models
    14. Exercise: Django Admin Groups and Permissions
  19. Additional Topics
    1. Additional Learning
    2. Additional Projects
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Django class:

  • Python

Experience in the following would be useful for this Django class:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
Prerequisite Courses

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