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Learning Django Web Development by Ratan Kumar, Sanjeev Jaiswal

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Creating your first project

Now with the software we need in place, the time has come for the fun part–creating our first Django project!

If you recall from the Django installation section, we used a command called django-admin.py to test our installation. This utility is the heart of Django's project management facilities, as it enables the user to do a range of project management tasks, including these:

  • Creating a new project
  • Creating and managing the project's database
  • Validating the current project and testing for errors
  • Starting the development web server

We will see how to use some of these tasks in the rest of this chapter.

Creating an empty project

To create your first Django project, open a terminal (or Command Prompt for Windows users; that ...

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