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Django Tutorials

I’ve been writing some Django tutorials and I thought I’d put them all in one place.

If’n you’ve never done much with the internet, I highly suggest you read these two pieces first:

Making A Basic Django App

This was my first Django tutorial, which was building a basic journalistic app that keeps track of fires. It’s kind of outdated and uses some outdated ways of making things. It’s okay to glance at and walk through, but someday I’ll write a much better tutorial you should follow:

The final steps are “How to add Content” and “Setting up Varnish” for caching. You can add content just probably by fiddling with the admin. The Varnish part just explains how to set up your website to take lots of traffic.

Importing Data From Google Docs Into Django

This shows you how to ingest data from a Google doc into Django. It also goes through setting up virtual environments on your local machine, using pip to install site packages, Django management commands and installing PostgreSQL on your local machine. It’s still a work in progress, but here are the links so far: