This series looks at Python and Django.  We continue our tutorials by exploring the steps to build a Django website.  There are a few keys areas to understand, and then we are off and running.  In this presentation, we introduce forms, models, views, and URLs.

Forms and Views

Our last presentation was an introduction to the models and building a database.  We start with a review and then tie those items to the front-end of our solution.  We can quickly use templates to create a modern web application.  The Django framework even pushes us to do this in a manner that is easy to maintain.

Views provide our routing logic, and then we jump into scripting out our HTML pages to display to users.  While we show a “sort of” working application in this tutorial, you can build a Django website in about the same time with these few tools.  The coding is accessible to new developers and powerful enough to craft the most complicated of sites.  That includes incorporating javascript and style sheets that power many sites.

The Mentor-Mastermind Group

This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes.  These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses.  The goals of each member vary.  However, this diversity makes for great discussions and a ton of educational value every time we meet.  We hope you enjoy viewing this series as much as we enjoy creating it.  As always, this may not be all new to you, but we hope it helps you be a better developer.  Drop us a line to find out when the next one is so you can join our group.

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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