Django Application Development with SQL and Databases
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The essential building blocks of application development include accessing, processing, and presenting data. With vast amounts of data stored in various databases, on the cloud or on-premises, developers will use a language like SQL.
This course introduces you to the basics of SQL, a simple and powerful programming language for querying and managing data, and the fundamentals of cloud databases. You will discover Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), and how to use Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) languages to work with databases.
You will be introduced to Django, a fast and simple open source web framework used by developers to simplify their work. You will learn how Django models, views and templates work together to present data on a website and will use Django’s powerful admin site functionality to manage site content. And you will discover Bootstrap, a free and open-source web front-end framework.
As a final project, you will gain hands-on practical experience developing and deploying a full-stack Django web application on the cloud.
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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
•Describe a database and how to model data.
•Compose SQL queries to insert, select, update, and delete data in a database.
•Understand Object Relational Model (ORM).
•Integrate Bootstrap into your Django template and build interactive web pages.
•Employ Django to develop database-powered applications.
•Create and deploy your Django app on the cloud.
Module 1: Introduction to Databases
- Introduction to Databases and Database Management Systems
- Relational Databases
- Relational Data Concepts
- Hands-on Lab: Entity-Relationship Data Modeling
- SELECT Statement
- Hands-on Lab: Simple SELECT Statements
- COUNT, DISTINCT, LIMIT
- INSERT Statement
- UPDATE and DELETE Statements
- Hands-on Lab: INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE
- Basic SQL Statements Summary
Module 2: ORM: Bridging the Gap between the Real World and Relational Model
- Object-Relational Mapping (ORM)
- Django Model
- Hands-on Lab: Create a Django project in Theia
- Optional Lab: Create a Standalone Django ORM Project Template
- Django CRUD
- Hands-on Lab:CRUD on Django Model Objects
- Related Objects
- Hands-on Lab: Query Spanning Relationships
Module 3: Full-stack Django Development
- Django Model-View-Template pattern
- Quiz: MVC and Django MVT pattern
- Create a Django app
- Hands-on Lab: Create your first Django App
- Django Admin Site
- Hands-on Lab: Django Admin
- Django Views
- Django Templates
- Hands-on Lab: Views and Templates
Module 4: Consolidate and Deploy Your Django App
- Class-based and Generic Class Views
- Hands-on Lab: Class-based and Generic Views
- Django Authentication System
- Hands-on Lab: User Signup and Signin
- Bootstrap integration
- Hands-on Lab: Bootstrap Integration
- Manage Static Files
- Deploy your Django App on IBM Cloud
- Hands-on Lab: Deploy your Django app on IBM Cloud Foundry
Final Exam and Project: Enhance Online Course App with New Features ****