This course demonstrates how to build a modern web application using Django. We start by setting up a best-practices development environment and then quickly move to writing a simple e-learning system, showcasing the key features of Django and its ecosystem. Following Django’s philosophy of being the framework for perfectionists with deadlines, we will take a pragmatic getting-things-done approach, while avoiding decisions that would hurt us in later stages of development. By the end of the course, we will have built a simple e-learning platform, including content management, student registration, and a restful API.
About the Author
René Fleschenberg is a web developer/sysadmin hybrid with a focus on back-end development in Python and Django. He has been working with Django for about 5 years and has built a variety of Django-based websites. He co-maintains an open source Django-based e-commerce solution.