Coding for Entrepreneurs CORE is a comprehensive guide to help you build better projects. Updated August 17 2015
This course is designed as a compliment to all Coding For Entrepreneurs Projects and will help you better understand Django, Bootstrap, Python, jQuery, and more.
We have worked with over 100,000 students worldwide and it allows us to continually improve our content and our ability to help entrepreneurs build better projects.
You can be anything you want to be. This has always been true but even more so now thanks to incredible people working hard around the world to both learn and teach. We strive to help you become a better entrepreneur by helping you better understand the fundamentals of the technology that is changing all of our lives for the better.
Anything that can be automated, will be. Who is going to be doing the automating? Who will be designing the systems? Who will be rebuilding the systems? Who will be managing the systems?
It's an incredible time to be an entrepreneur. Join us, we'd like to work with you to improve our skills together.
Justin Mitchel Founder Coding For Entrepreneurs
You should know what else is out there to make a more informed decision.
Where to get help when you get stuck.
Quick links to YouTube to setup your computer.
What are domain names? Hosting? Paths? Lets talk about it.
The Difference between Local and Live (Development and Production)
We discuss the basics of Front end vs backend.
Buil in Functions
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CodingEntrepreneurs
MVP Landing Project (in "Try Django" playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzRgedo9IzmcpXYoSeDg29Tx
Django 1.7 comes with huge improvements. Definitely the best version of Django to Date. Learn the basics here.
Do you remember the third-party app called South? Yeah forgetaboutit. Django 1.7 doesn't need it, this one shows you how. (If you don't that's okay too).
Activate the Django Admin
Django Views & Urls
An introduction to the Front-end framework http://getbootstrap.com
Customize Twitter Bootstrap.
Django Templates are incredible. Here's more advanced usage.
Add a form so you can collect data from users.
Here are the settings:
EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'
EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'yourpassword'
EMAIL_PORT = 587
EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
Django Context in Views
Infuse your forms with Crispy Tags so Bootstrap 3 works on all forms.
Using Django AllAuth
Changing Auth Templates
Using the login_required decorator
Django Signals make life easier. Check them out!
Charge Specific customers based on ID created with Django Signals
This concludes the introduction to the beta version of Django 1.7. Come back for Updates
Make changes to button, label, and & alert colors.
Customize the navbar
Using "CSS Sprintes" to change your logo to an image
An introduction to making your site responsive to mobile browsers.
Easily add Bootstrap to Django's admin pages.
That's it for now! Message us for more.
Introduction to jQuery.
Learn about how selectors work in jQuery
jQuery's prevent default function.
Learn how to fade objects in jQuery.
Basics of Starting a new Django Project.
We look at why you should use virtual environments and how to do so.
We discuss the basic Django project structure.
What are function-based views? In this one we discuss the basics.
Learn about Render and Render to Response.
Context is an important concept to understand when building your projects.
Using Web forms is simple. Check out how to do it with a model form.
It all started with an idea. I wanted freedom... badly. Freedom from work, freedom from boredom, and, most of all, the freedom to choose. This simple idea grew to define me; it made me become an entrepreneur.
As I strived to gain freedom, overtime I realized that with everything that you do you can either (1) convince someone, somehow, to do it with you or (2) figure out how to do it yourself.
Due to a lack of financial resources (and probably the ability to convince people to do high quality work for free), I decided to learn. Then learn some more. Then some more. My path of learning website design started a long time ago. And yes, it was out of need not desire. I believed I needed a website for a company that I started. So I learned how to do it. The company died, my skills lived on... and got better and better.
It took me a while after learning web design (html/css) to actually start learning programming (web application, storing "data", user logins, etc). I tinkered with Wordpress, believing it could be a "user" site, but I was mistaken. Sure there are/were hacks for that, but they were hacks/work-arounds and simply not-what-wordpress-was-indended-to-be. Wordpress is for blogs/content. Plain and simple.
I wanted more. I had a web application idea that I thought would change the way restaurants hire their service staff. I tested it with my basic html/css skills, had great initial results, and found a technical (programmer) cofounder as a result. He was awesome. We were featured on CNN. Things looked great.
Until... cash-flow was a no-flow. Business? I think not. More like an avid hobby. We had the idea for a business just no business. Naturally, my partner had to find a means of income so I was left with the idea on its own.
Then, I tried Python. I was hooked. It was so easy. So simple. So elegant.
Then, I tried Django. Even more hooked. Made from python & made for web applications. It powers Instagram & Pinterest (two of the hottest web apps right now?).
Then, I tried Bootstrap. Simple and easy front-end design (html & css) that is super easy to use, mobile-ready, and overall... incredible.
Python, Django, and Bootstrap are truly changing the way the world builds web applications. I believe it's because of the simplicity to learn, the sheer power behind them, and, most of all, the plethora of resources to aid anyone in building their web projects (from packages to tutorials to q&a sites).
I relaunched my original venture with my new found skills. That wasn't enough. It didn't compel me as it once had. I started imagining all the possibilities of all the ideas I've always wanted to implement. Now I could. Which one to start with? There were so many good ideas...
Then another idea, a new & fresh idea, started brewing. I started to believe in the power of learning these skills. What would it mean if other non-technical entrepreneurs could learn? What would it mean if ideas were executed quickly, revenue models proven, all prior to approaching the highly sought-after programmers? What would it mean if entrepreneurs became coders?
And so. Coding for Entrepreneurs was born.
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