🐍 Source code for Django demonstration during the Week 21: Python and Django unit. All code written live by @droxey during class on 1/18/2018 (21.2) and 1/20/2018 (21.3).
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This repo contains the source for Django demonstration during the Week 21: Python and Django unit.

All code written live during class on 1/18/2018 (21.2) and 1/20/2018 (21.3).


  1. Clone the repository: git clone git@github.com:outputs-io/learn-django-live.git
  2. Navigate to the freshly cloned directory: cd learn-django-live
  3. Create and activate a new virtualenv via virtualenv:
  4. virtualenv env
  5. source env/bin/activate
  6. Install Django in your new virtualenv: pip install django
  7. Navigate to the root Django project: cd proj
  8. Run migrations: python manage.py migrate
  9. Run the Django development server: python manage.py runserver
  10. Navigate to in your browser to view the Tasks user interface.
  11. When done developing, deactivate the virtualenv: deactivate


This repo is a work in progress, and covers the following (basic!) Django topics:

  • App Creation
    • Creating a new tasks app via python manage.py startapp tasks.
    • Editing settings.py to add the new app.
    • Including an app's urls.py in the root URLconf.
  • Models
    • Basic field types.
    • Model migrations.
    • Registering new models in the admin interface in admin.py.
  • Views
    • Importing a model into views.py.
    • Rendering a Django template using render.
    • Querying the Django ORM within a view.
    • Passing the resulting QuerySet to a custom template.
    • Passing additional variables to the template.
    • Simple HTML responses via HttpResponse.
    • Gluing views to URLs via the urlpatterns array in urls.py.
  • Templates
    • Base templates.
    • Child templates using {% extends "base.html" %}.
    • Injecting child templates content into parent content blocks.
    • Demonstrates the use of basic templatetag logic: {% if %}{% else %}{% endif %}
    • Iterating over a QuerySet via {% for %}{% empty %}{% endfor %}.
    • Using a variable in a template with the {{ variable_name }} syntax.
  • Generic Views
    • Writing a generic view.
    • Modifying a generic view's context.
  • Forms
    • Rendering a ModelForm in a template.