Last night I had a conversation with one of my friends. And as being a developer, I never knew how it has turned around Python to learn Django. Conversion goes like this…
“I want to build a website to demonstrate our AI products.”
By the way, he is running a startup based on AI products.
“Not so rosy! I want to build a website and I heard that Python is one of the best programming languages and in the future, it will also coordinate our online AI products.”
Of course, Python is the best and most preferred programming language for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis, IoT and what not for…
“So, what do you think of building a website using Python?”
“Best choice”, I said.
There are so many Python frameworks available to develop a website and Python also holds good for AI development.
“Are you talking about – Django?” “But… Our web development team is not familiar with Python echo system. So, what’s your thought?”
And then he keeps ranting questions one after another…
As I keep saying, whether if you want to develop a data analysis tool, embedded programming for IoT devices or build a website, Python is the easiest programming language to go with… at least easier than other competitor programming languages in its dome.
There are so many external modules and frameworks available in Python for website development. You can make use of them.
If you are a beginner, you can deep dive into Python bottle framework. It is the lightest web development framework. Just give it a try. It’s fun to see how you can make a website so easily.
If you want to develop the full-fledged project, go with Django. You will find everything that you need to develop a website.
But, developing the website in Django is not a cakewalk unless you have basic Python knowledge. Yeah, basic knowledge is sufficient.
Here is my two cents, if you want to develop the website in Django or if you want to get your hands dirty with Python web development framework…
Django is a Python framework and it’s obvious you need to get comfortable with some of the Python terminologies.
You might be thinking, I have listed so many basics prerequisites of Python to Learn Django web framework.
But it is not…
One can learn Python and Django framework in parallel. In fact, most of the concepts I have listed above will be cleared in parallel when you start developing a website using Django.
Moving forward to this,
I have already covered the detailed post about REST APIs, so I am skipping it here. JSON is the data structure that makes it easy to store and transfer the data between different network entities.
Data is crucial whether you are developing a portfolio website or content management system. In today’s era, it is not reliable to save the date in a text file. If you are doing it, you are living far behind.
There are various advantages of the Database Management system over the traditional file system. So learn about database management.
The relational database is a common and widely used database management system. The data will be saved in table- row and column format. The SQL language is used to manipulate data in the database table. For example, to retrieve this data you need to learn SELECT SQL command. Once you get the data, you can manipulate and display it on your web page.
I get messages from many asking me about the Django tutorial. They see lots of tutorials and they get even more confused. Here is my favorite Django tutorial which is available on Udemy.
It’s enrolled by more than 14,000 students and highly rated by 3,500+ ratings.
Most importantly, this is an updated Django tutorial with the latest Django version 2.2.
If you are serious about getting into Django development, this is the best tutorial I have seen.
Learning never takes you down. And it is the right time to start working on the Python framework. The more Python knowledge you acquire, it will be easy for you to cope up with any Python web development framework including Django and flask.
Whether you have any experience of web development or not, this simple guide to start learning Django is what all you need to get into Python web development.
If you have experience of working on any other programming language like C/C++, Java, PHP, Ruby… it is just a matter of Python syntax. And you will grasp it very easily.
So, what are you waiting for? Pull your socks and start learning to develop something AWESOME!
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Meanwhile, I take a break and will see you in the next article.