Django: Build Secure and Scalable Web Applications

A practical guide to building web applications with Django

Django: Build Secure and Scalable Web Applications

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of Django, including basic syntax, framework structure, and common functionality like ORM, admin interface, forms, URL routing, etc.
  • Learn to create dynamic websites with the Python web framework, Django..
  • Modularize web applications into reusable components..
  • Implement a Database Modeler Interface with the Django Model..
  • Optimize the performance of your web applications with caching..
  • Deploy your Django applications to production..
  • Secure your web applications with Django’s built-in security features..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Module 1: Initial Set up –> 5 lectures • 17min.
  • Django “Hello, World” App: Building, Git Integration, and GitHub Deployment –> 4 lectures • 20min.
  • Building, Testing, & Deploying the Pages App with Django CBVs and Templates –> 8 lectures • 36min.
  • Building a Message Board App: Exploring Django’s Admin Interface, Adding Tests, –> 4 lectures • 28min.
  • Building a Blog App with Django: Creating, Editing, and Styling Blog Posts –> 3 lectures • 30min.
  • Adding Forms for Blog Entry Management in the Blog App –> 3 lectures • 27min.
  • Django User Authentication and Security –> 3 lectures • 24min.
  • Utilizing Custom User Models with Django’s Abstract User Class –> 1 lecture • 13min.
  • User Authentication with Django –> 1 lecture • 18min.
  • Styling with Bootstrap: Enhancing the Look and Feel of the App –> 2 lectures • 18min.
  • Enhancing User Security: Adding Password Change and Reset Functionality –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Building a Dynamic Newspaper App: Articles, Permissions, and Comments –> 3 lectures • 38min.
  • Controlling Access: Permissions and Authorizations in Django –> 2 lectures • 8min.
  • Enhancing Interaction: Adding Comments with Foreign Key Relationships –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Wrapping Up –> 1 lecture • 2min.

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Django: Build Secure and Scalable Web Applications

Welcome to the world of web development with the Django web framework! This comprehensive course takes a project-based approach to equip you with the skills to create secure and scalable web applications using Django. Whether you’re a seasoned Python developer or a complete beginner, this course is tailored to suit your needs, guiding you through the entire process from start to finish.


Why This Course?

Don’t worry if you lack previous Python or web development experience; this course is designed to accommodate all skill levels, making it accessible even to beginners. As one of the most widely used web frameworks, Django empowers millions of programmers worldwide, and this course will show you why it’s the preferred choice for building dynamic web applications.


Why Django?

In the world of web development, numerous websites require similar fundamental functionalities: connecting to databases, displaying content, ensuring proper security measures, and more. Instead of reinventing the wheel for each project, Django streamlines the process with its comprehensive support for common web development tasks. From user authentication to templates, routes and views, admin interfaces, and robust security measures, Django has it all. This enables developers to focus on creating unique web applications without wasting time on repetitive, standard functionalities.


Course Structure

Let’s dive into the course structure to give you a glimpse of what you’ll be accomplishing module by module:


Module 1: Setting Up and Introduction

– Create a local development environment

– Get familiar with the command line and modern text editors


Module 2: Hello, World!

– Build your first project, a Hello, World app

– Utilize version control with git and remote repositories on GitHub


Module 3: Pages App

– Make, test, and deploy a Pages app

– Introduce templates and class-based views

– Implement tests and deploy the app to Heroku


Module 4: Message Board App

– Develop a database-backed project

– Leverage Django’s powerful features for Python code and the admin app

– Graphically interact with data using the admin app


Module 5 and 7: Robust Blog App

– Build a comprehensive Blog app

– Integrate user authentication for sign up, login, and logout functionalities


Module 8-15: Robust Newspaper Site

– Introduce custom user models

– Dive into user authentication

– Add Bootstrap for enhanced styling

– Implement password reset and change via email

– Incorporate articles, comments, permissions, and authorizations


A link to the source code for all projects covered in this course will be provided in the lecture resources, facilitating easy access and reference.



In summary, Django is an exceptional choice for any developer aspiring to create modern and robust web applications with minimal code. By the end of this course, you will not only have the ability to build your own apps but also possess a solid understanding of Django’s inner workings.


Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of web development? Join us today, and let’s get started on your path to becoming a proficient Django developer! The next module will guide you through setting up your computer for Django development.

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