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Learning Django Web Development by Ratan Kumar, Sanjeev Jaiswal

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Chapter 2. Getting Started

Python and Django are available for multiple platforms. In this chapter, we will see how to set up our development environment on UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. We will also see how to create our first project and connect it to a database.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Installing Python
  • Installing Django
  • Installing the database system
  • Creating your first project
  • Setting up the database
  • Launching the development server

Installing the required software

Our development environment consists of Python, Django, and a database system. In the following sections, we will see how to install these software packages.

Installing Python

Django is written in Python, so naturally, the first step in setting up our development ...

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