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Web Development with Django (4 days)


The Django web development framework provides a fast, easy, and secure method of developing rich web sites using the Python programming langauge. In this Django training course, programmers will learn how to design, implement, and manage web applications using Django.

Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, students attending this Django training will learn how to use the Django core component set along with advanced modules, techniques, and third-party tools. Students attending this Django training course will leave having developed a complete content-management web site, with user authentication, advanced forms, session management, email notification functionality, and a complete administrative interface

Web Development with Django Course Calendar (4 days)

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1 Includes airfare from anywhere in the continental United States and some parts of Canada as well as accommodation and shuttle services.
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2 Include course and course materials only.
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3 Requires a broadband internet connection and microphone. Note that Virtual LIVE courses are led by an instructor, and as such start and end in local time (based on the course location), this my differ from your time zone.
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Recommended Pre-requisites

Programmers considering attending this Django training course should have a basic understanding of the Python language, and a basic understanding of Object Oriented programming and relational database concepts (no SQL knowledge is required).

Course Outline/Agenda

  • Introduction
    • About Django
    • Django Components
  • Installing & Configuring Django Components
    • Django Pre-Requisites
    • Downloading & Installing Django
    • Choosing a Database
    • Creating a New Project
  • Generating Simple Django Views
    • About View Functions
    • Using Django's HttpResponse Class
    • Understanding HttpRequest Objects
    • Using QueryDict Objects
  • Configuring URLconf's
    • About URLconf
    • Regular Expressions
    • Expression Examples
    • Simple URLConf Examples
    • Using Multiple URLConf's
    • Passing URL Arguments
  • Django Templates
    • About Templates
    • Template Fundamentals
    • Creating Template Objects
      • Loading Template Files
    • Filling in Template Content (Context Objects)
    • Template Filters
    • Template Tags
    • More on For Loops
    • Template Inheritance
    • Easy Rendering of Templates
    • RequestContext Processors
    • Global Context Processors
  • HTML Forms with Forms (formerly newforms)
    • The Forms Module
    • Creating the Form
      • Generating Output From the Form
    • Customizing Field Parameters
    • Processing Form Data
      • Custom Form Field Validation
    • Generating Custom Field Errors
    • Customizing Form Output
  • Database Models with Django
    • About Database Models
    • Configuring Django for Database Access
    • Understanding Django Apps
    • About Django Models
    • Defining Django Models
    • Understanding Model Fields & Options
    • Table Naming Conventions
    • Creating A Django Model
    • Adding the App to Your Project
    • Validating the App
    • Generating & Reviewing the SQL
    • Adding Data to the Model
    • Primary Keys and the Model
    • Simple Data Retrieval Using a Model
    • Understanding QuerySets
    • Applying Filters
    • Specifying Field Lookups
    • Lookup Types
    • Slicing QuerySets
    • Specifying Ordering in QuerySets
    • Common QuerySet Methods
    • Deleting Records
    • Managing Related Records
    • Retrieving Related Records
    • Using Q Objects
    • Creating Forms from Models
  • Using the Django Admin Interface
    • Enabling the Admin Interface
    • Creating an Admin User
  • Access Control with Sessions and Users
    • Cookies & Django
    • The Django Session Framework
    • Sessions in Views
    • Session Tuning
    • Installing Django User Authentication
    • Using Authentication in Views
      • Login and Logout
    • Building your Own Login/Logout Views
    • Authentication Decorators
    • Adding & Deactivating Users
    • Asynchronous Messaging
    • Managing Permissions
  • Generic Views
    • Simple Generic Views
    • Using Generic Redirects
    • Other Generic Views
    • Create/Update/Delete Generic views
  • Creating Syndication Feeds
    • About Syndication
  • AJAX Integration with Django
    • AJAX with Django
  • Data Caching for Performance
    • Data Caching
    • Setting up Per-View Caching
    • Site Caching
  • Preventing Cross Site Request Forgery
    • Cross Site Request Forgery
  • Django's Email Functionality
    • Configuring Mail Settings
    • Sending Email
    • Other Email Functions
  • Deploying Django Applications
    • Deploying to Apache
  • Using ReportLab for PDF Generation
    • About ReportLab Toolkit
  • Questions?
    • Where to Get Answers/Next Steps

Class Size

This class is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

On-Site Delivery

This course is available for on-site delivery for groups of 3 or more students.

OTG offers discounted training for on-site courses of more than 3 students - call us at 877-258-8987 (or submit the form on the upper right side of this page) for more information.

Course Details

After attending this Django course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Install and Configure Python and Django in a development and production environment.
  • Understand the security implications of Django features, and develop secure web sites with Django
  • Utilize Django Models to build and interface with powerful relational databases
  • Be able to create forms (both ad-hoc and from Models and Data Models) and automate the validation and verification of data in those forms
  • Be able to utilize Django to automate the production of Syndication Feeds (such as RSS)
  • Know how to implement, manage, and control Django's administrative interfaces
  • Securely implement user authentication and access control using Django sessions
  • Understand how to download, install, and utilize third party Django applications
  • Utilize Djangos mail functions to send email notifications
  • Be able to leverage Djangos messaging system to provide asynchronous messaging
  • Be able to scale Django applications through the use of caching systems
  • Be able to implement, maintain, and manage complete e-commerce, publishing, and other content-management systems using Django

Instructional Materials
The following materials are used to deliver this course:
  • The Definitive Guide to Django (Apress)
  • OTG Course Guide
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