Python is a popular programming language for web development, and Django is a powerful web framework that allows developers to build complex web applications quickly and easily. If you're a beginner and want to get started with Django and Python, this documentation will guide you through the basics and help you get started with building your first Django web application.
Setting up the Development Environment
Before you can start building Django web applications, you need to set up your development environment. Here are the steps to set up your development environment:
Install Python: Python is required to run Django web applications. You can download and install Python from the official website Python.
Install Django: Once you have installed Python, you can install Django by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:
pip install Django
3.Install a Code Editor: You will need a code editor to write and edit your Django code. Popular code editors for Python include Visual Studio Code, PyCharm, and Sublime Text.
Creating a Django Project
After you have set up your development environment, you can start building your first Django web application. Here are the steps to create a Django project:
Open your code editor and create a new project directory.
Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the project directory.
Run the following command to create a new Django project:
django-admin startproject projectname
projectname with the name of your project.
4.Navigate to the project directory and run the following command to start the development server:
python manage.py runserver
This will start the development server, and you can view your Django project by opening a web browser and navigating to
Creating a Django App
A Django project can contain multiple apps, each with its own functionality. Here are the steps to create a new app in your Django project:
- Navigate to the project directory and run the following command:
python manage.py startapp appname
appname with the name of your app.
views.py file in your app directory and add a simple view:
from django.http import HttpResponse def index(request): return HttpResponse("Hello, world!")
urls.py file in your app directory and add a URL pattern for your view:
from django.urls import path from . import views urlpatterns = [ path('', views.index, name='index'), ]
urls.py file in your project directory and include the URL patterns for your app:
from django.urls import include, path urlpatterns = [ path('appname/', include('appname.urls')), ]
5.Restart the development server by running the following command:
python manage.py runserver
You can view your app by opening a web browser and navigating to
Django is a powerful web framework that allows developers to build complex web applications quickly and easily. By following the steps in this documentation, beginners can get started with Django and Python and start building their own web applications. With practice and experience, developers can use Django to build high-quality web applications and advance their careers in web development.