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Building Web Applications in Django

Learn how to build and deploy web applications using the Django framework in the Python programming language.

3,259 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Discover the basics of the Django web framework

Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages fast development and a clean, pragmatic design.

This informative, four-week course from the University of Michigan will teach you all the basics of the Django web framework, and will show you how Django communicates with a database through model objects.

Discover object relational mapping (ORM) for database access in Django

Firstly, you’ll explore object relational mapping (ORM) for database access, and will see how Django models implement this pattern across databases.

You’ll then take a review of the object oriented (OO) pattern present in the Python programming language, and will learn basic structured query language (SQL) and database modeling, including one-to-many and many-to-many relationships and how they work in both the SQL and Django models.

Build your own data model within the Django framework

You’ll then build your own data model in the Django framework, and will apply the Django model query and template tags of Django Template Language (DTL) to it.

You’ll also define class, instance, method build forms in HTML, and will learn how to use the Django console and scripts to interact with your application objects.

Learn from experts in Django at the University of Michigan

As the number one ranking public research university within the United States, the University of Michigan has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years.

This course is also part of a series of courses that introduces Python programmers to building websites and apps using the Django library. Across the four courses, you’ll learn HTML, CSS, SQL, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON Web Services.

What topics will you cover?

  • Describe and build a data model in Django
  • Apply Django model query and template tags/code of Django Template Language (DTL)
  • Define class, instance, method
  • Build forms in HTML

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe and build a data model in Django
  • Apply Django model query and template tags/code of Django Template Language (DTL)
  • Explain Class, Instance, Method
  • Develop forms in HTML

Who is the course for?

This programming course is designed for learners who are wanting to get into web development and who have some basic Python programming experience.

This series of courses is also excellent preparation for learning other ways to build web applications using technologies like PHP (Web Applications for Everybody), Flask or Ruby on Rails, and therefore could be suitable to anyone wishing to work within these fields.

Who will you learn with?

Charles is a Clinical Professor and teaches in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is the Chair of the Sakai Project Management Committee (PMC).

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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