Discussion on: First tango with Django? How did the plan go?

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Thank you for your comments. Yes it was a steep learning curve. As a Django beginner you have to get your head around a number of concepts that appear confusing at first but make sense in the end if you stick with it.

I had been playing around with Python for a few weeks/months and built a very basic, command line version of this app with data stored in text files in json format. I came across Eric Matthes' book 'Python Crash Course' which has somechapters dedicated to Django. Shortly after that I enroled in Harvard's CS50 course. The CS50 syllabus included Python and introduced Flask, another Python web framework. When it came time to choose a final project it made sense to turn my basic command line application into a web app and I decided on Django rather than Flask because I felt more comfortable using it after reading Eric Matthes book. It ended up being a lot more work that I anticipated though :-)

Thanks for the heads-up about user authentication. I will check out those modules.