A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! We are 2 weeks into learning Django (our second 100 Days project) so we thought it's about time to dedicate a code challenge to it. So this week is all about coding (and deploying) a Django app. Have fun!
Similar to our first Flask challenge we ask you to build a simple app with the following requirements:
- Data gets stored and queried using Django's ORM (which uses SQLite by default, but feel free to use another DB).
- Separate content from presentation, however Django should enforce that as it follows the MVC pattern (or more correctly: the MTV pattern).
Don't be shy
- Data can be added, edited and deleted (CRUD)
- Add a login. Note that Django comes with batteries included so you might be able to leverage the existing User model (
from django.contrib.auth.models import User) - this article might be helpful.
- If you want to go overboard, add a registration system: signup form + confirmation link validation email + password reset function. Simpleisbetterthancomplex.com has tutorials on this too. Or maybe you can leverage a plugin?
- Django docs - Django has high quality documentation, use it :)
- Writing your first Django app (polls) tutorials - we found these helpful getting started.
- Full Stack Python Django reference page.
- First Steps Learning Django: PyPlanet Article Sharer App - article how we built our first app.
- For deployment use the provider's latest docs. Last week we learned some Heroku and Python Anywhere ourselves.
- Books: Django Unleashed / The Django Book.
This doc also provides you with instructions how you can submit your code to our community branch via a Pull Request (PR). We will feature your PRs in our end-of-the-week challenge review (previous editions).
Last but not least: there is no best solution, only learning more and better Python. Good luck!
Keep Calm and Code in Python!
-- Bob and Julian