Django gives us a robust set of tools for our database and administration of our application.  This tutorial provides an introduction to Django models and those tools.  We will look at how to create and modify our application database and configure security quickly.

Django Models

Our tour of Django begins with the models and how they make it easy to create a database and maintain them.  The definition of a table is relatively easy to learn, and we get a command-line option for migrating changes to our DB.  That eliminates one of the common challenges to modern development which is, tracking changes to the database.  We can craft build scripts and version control those.  However, Django automates those change scripts for us.  Deployment becomes much more manageable.

Every Django application includes a powerful administration site.  It is easy to use to the point of being an excellent way to provide a data browser for any solution you create.  We scratch the service of this tool enough to get you started.  However, we will dig deeper into this in future sessions, so stay tuned.

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Slide Deck: Django Models and Admin

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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