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Developing with Django

Daniel Ryan
October 22, 2011

Developing with Django

A "get started" guide to Django powered websites.

Daniel Ryan

October 22, 2011

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  1. Acronyms Abound MTV - Model • Template • View DRY

    - Don’t Repeat Yourself ORM - Object-relational Mapping • • •
  2. A Django Workflow Create an app Define your models Create

    the database tables Define your urls Define your views • • • • •
  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle direct_to_template redirect_to archive_index archive_year archive_month archive_week archive_day

    archive_today object_detail (date based) object_list object_detail (list based) create_object update_object delete_object Django Generic Views
  4. Django Templates Just like PHP, except the exact opposite True

    separation of logic and presentation Global templates vs. app templates Blocks Tags • • • • •
  5. Built-in Tags autoescape block comment cycle debug extends filter firstof

    for for ... empty if ifchanged ifequal ifnotequal include load now regroup spaceless ssi templatetag url widthratio with
  6. Built-in Filters add addslashes capfirst center cut date default default_if_none

    dictsort dictsortreversed escapejs filesizeformat first fix_ampersands floatformat force_escape get_digit iriencode join last length_is linebreaks linebreaksbr linenumbers ljust lower make_list phone2numeric pluralize pprint removetags rjust safe safeseq slice slugify stringformat striptags time timesince title truncatewords truncatewords_html unordered_list upper urlencode urlize urlizetrunc wordcount wordwrap
  7. Other Freebies Admin site Authentication Cache system Conditional content processing

    Comments Content types Cross Site Request Forgery protection Databrowse E-mail (sending) Flatpages Humanize Internationalization Jython support “Local flavor” Pagination Redirects Serialization Sessions Signals Sitemaps Sites Syndication feeds (RSS/Atom) Unicode in Django Web design helpers django.contrib