learning Django

django is all batteries included, meaning it comes with 'bloat' or rather a lot of functionalities that cover most cases. comes with auth, adming panel, sqlite database (dev DB, not for prod). etc...

works by plugging multiples 'apps' together.

each app has Urls, models and views. views are the functions that handle every request (views can return html or json), models model data to what it would look like on a database, urls map urls requests to views.

start a django project by running django-admin startproject project_name.

djangorestframework is very common in the industry for building rest APIs


most common django commands

the django app is mainly interfaced with the manage.py file

start commands with python manage.py and then the following args are added:

URL mapping

each app has a urls.py file where I define the urls for that app.
each pattern maps an url to a view and assign a name to the pattern.

to namespace urls does it really do it automagically by just adding a app_name = "polls" variable???