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Django 1.0 Web Site Development by Ayman Hourieh

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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 learn about the following topics in this chapter:

  • Installing Python
  • Installing Django
  • Installing a 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. There are many different database systems available. In this book, we will be using a system known as SQLite. In the following section, we will see how to install the necessary ...

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