Introduction to Full Stack Web Development with Python and Django

Modern Skills for Robust Web Development | Core Python, Classes, Django Architecture, Views, Querying, Templates, Testing & More

TTPS4860

Introductory and Beyond

5 Days

Course Overview

Geared for experienced web developers new to Python, Introduction to Full Stack Web Development with Python and Django is a five-day hands-on Python training course that teaches students how to develop Web applications using the Django framework. Students will explore the basics of creating basic applications using the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern, as well as more advanced topics such as administration, session management, authentication, and automated testing. This comprehensive, practical course provides an in-depth exploration of working with the programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar.  Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Course Objectives

This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.  Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Develop full-stack web sites based on content stored in an RDMS
  • Use python data types appropriately
  • Define data models
  • Understand the architecture of a Django-based web site
  • Create Django templates for easy-to-modify views
  • Map views to URLs
  • Take advantage of the built-in Admin interface
  • Provide HTML form processing

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional python, scripting, web development, database, analytics and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.

Course Prerequisites

This introductory-level Python course is geared for experienced web developers new to Python who want to use Python and Django for full stack web development projects.

Follow On Courses:  Our Python tracks include a wide variety of follow-on courses and learning paths for leveraging Python for next-level web development, data science / machine learning, networking, task automation, security and other topics.

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses or Follow On training options. Our team will be happy to help you with recommendations for next steps in your Learning Journey.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

  1. The Python Environment
  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
  • Editors and IDEs
  1. Getting Started
  • Using variables
  • Built in functions
  • Strings
  • Numbers
  • Converting among types
  • Writing to the screen
  • Command line parameters
  1. Flow Control
  • About flow control
  • White space
  • Conditional expressions
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • While loops
  • Alternate loop exits
  1. Lists and Tuples
  • About sequences
  • Lists and list methods
  • Tuples
  • Indexing and slicing
  • Iterating through a sequence
  • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
  • List comprehensions
  • Nested sequences
  1. Working with Files
  • File overview
  • The with statement
  • Opening a text file
  • Reading a text file
  • Writing to a text file
  • Raw (binary) data
  1. Dictionaries and Sets
  • About dictionaries
  • Creating dictionaries
  • Iterating through a dictionary
  • About sets
  • Creating sets
  • Working with sets
  1. Functions
  • About sequences
  • Function parameters
  • Global variables
  • Global scope
  • Returning values
  • Sorting data
  1. Errors and Exception Handling
  • Syntax errors
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch/else/finally
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions
  1. Using Modules
  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Zipped libraries
  • Creating Modules
  • Function and Module aliases
  1. Classes
  • About o-o programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Instance methods and data
  • Class/static methods and data
  • Inheritance
  1. Django Architecture
  • Sites and apps
  • Shared configuration
  • Minimal Django layout
  • Built in flexibility
  1. Configuring a Project
  • Executing manage.py
  • Starting the project
  • Database setup
  • The development server
  1. Adding an Application
  • Generate the application files
  • Defining models
  • Related objects
  • SQL Migration
  • App configuration
  • Accessing models
  1. Login for Nothing and Admin for Free
  • Setting up the admin user
  • Running the admin site
  • Tweaking the admin interface
  • Changing the admin index page
  1. Basic Views (AKA Controllers)
  • What is a view
  • HttpResponse
  • URL route configuration
  • Shortcut: get_object_or_404()
  1. Basic Views (AKA Templates)
  • About templates
  • Django template syntax
  • Static files
  • Loading templates
  • The url tag
  • Shortcut: template.render()
  1. Querying the Models
  • QuerySets
  • Field lookups
  • Chaining filters
  • Slicing QuerySets
  • Related fields
  • Q objects
  1. Working with Templates
  • Variable lookups
  • Comments
  • Inheritance
  • Filters
  • Escaping HTML
  • Custom filters
  1. Forms
  • Forms overview
  • GET and POST
  • The Form class
  • Processing the form
  • Widgets
  • Validation
  • Forms in templates
  • Beyond the basics
  1. Automated Testing
  • Why create tests?
  • When to create tests
  • Using Django's test framework
  • Using the test client
  • Running tests
  • Checking code coverage

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Our courses also include step by step hands-on lab instructions and and solutions, clearly illustrated for users to complete hands-on work in class, and to revisit to review or refresh skills at any time. Students will also receive related (as applicable) project files, code files, data sets and solutions required for the hands-on work.

Classroom Setup Made Simple:  Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure your classroom and lab environment is setup, tested and ready to go well in advance of the course delivery date, ensuring a smooth start to class and seamless hands-on experience for your students. We offer several flexible student machine setup options including guided manual set up for simple installation directly on student machines, or cloud based / remote hosted lab solutions where students can log in to a complete separate lab environment minus any installations, or we can supply complete turn-key, pre-loaded equipment to bring ready-to-go student machines to your facility.  Please inquire for details, options and pricing.

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