This was the 3rd workshop in our Python series at OTS Berlin. In it we
expanded our Python knowledge with a look at
Django, the popular open-source
Python framework for developing websites.
Things started getting a little more formal, with students starting to
develop in a more developer friendly Python environment. For starters,
we introduced the pip tool, which
in combination with
allows developers to have multiple self-contained installations of
Python on a single computer.
Django describes itself as “The Web framework for perfectionists (with
deadlines).” It was one of a new wave of open source web frameworks
released in 2005 (the other being Ruby on Rails). With a single
installation Django enables Python developers to create and manage
many websites without much code.
It really is a Swiss-army chainsaw of web development, with some very
large sites such as Coursera using
it. It’s certainly large enough that we could only provide a taste of
what’s on offer, and we hope that our students enjoyed learning the
ins-and-outs of starting with Django.
OpenTechSchool would like to thank everyone for coming along: the
beginners and coaches and organisers and everybody else. A special
big thank you to Co.Up for hosting us in their
event space. If you want to keep in touch then you can follow
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Meetup group. We look forward
to seeing you next time!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://blog.opentechschool.org/2012/10/wrapping-up-django-101.html