Core: A Web App Reference Guide for Django, Python, and More

A comprehensive guide to launching and building your own web project using Django & Python. Made for Non-Technicals.
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

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.

Cheers,

Justin Mitchel Founder Coding For Entrepreneurs

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in building Web Applications
  • Ready to learn through the struggles
  • Mac OS X (Mavericks)
  • Windows XP or Higher
  • Linux (recommended: Ubuntu 12)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn Django & Python Fundamentals
  • Learn jQuery Fundamentals
  • Learn Web Development Process
  • Keep as a long-term reference guide

What is the target audience?

  • Non-Technical Entrepreneurs
  • Beginning Programmers
  • Any age

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to CORE
02:29

Welcome!

Why Even Learn?
Preview
02:54
03:35

A brief intro as to what you will learn.

Who's this For? Not Just Entrepreneurs...
Preview
00:51
How this class works.
Preview
01:05
06:25

You should know what else is out there to make a more informed decision.

06:22

Where to get help when you get stuck.

Section 2: Setup your Computer
00:49

Mac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshRArXrEcM

Windows: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzSH9ylikCRyki_Bi6avmltQ

Linux: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzTh0XQn528bI3XiLpz0pzL2

1 page

Quick links to YouTube to setup your computer.

03:07

Komodo Edit: http://komodoide.com/komodo-edit/

Sublime Text 3: http://www.sublimetext.com/3

PyCharm: http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/

Notepad ++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

PyDev: http://pydev.org/

Section 3: Web Basics
14:11

What are domain names? Hosting? Paths? Lets talk about it.

02:33

The Difference between Local and Live (Development and Production)

08:12

We discuss the basics of Front end vs backend.

Section 4: Introduction to Python
Start Here
00:26
Your Python Introduction
17:58
Numbers
09:34
Numbers Part 2
09:16
Strings
09:57
Storing Data: Lists
13:59
Storing Data: Dictionary
12:19
Loops : For & While
11:17
10:25

Buil in Functions

12:16

What's next?

Section 5: Introduction to HTML/CSS
Start Here
00:40
Build an HTML Website
15:41
Add Images
11:30
Add Pages to your HTML Website.
10:09
Add CSS
16:48
What's Next?
03:32
Section 6: Try Django: Build an MVP Landing Page
02:35

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CodingEntrepreneurs

MVP Landing Project (in "Try Django" playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzRgedo9IzmcpXYoSeDg29Tx

01:42

Next Steps

08:44

Django 1.7 comes with huge improvements. Definitely the best version of Django to Date. Learn the basics here.

11:23

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).

16:30

Activate the Django Admin

12:55

Django Views & Urls

09:14

Setup Django to use Images, CSS, and Javascript

Templates & Using Static Files
09:47
11:27

An introduction to the Front-end framework http://getbootstrap.com

16:25

Customize Twitter Bootstrap.

14:16

Django Templates are incredible. Here's more advanced usage.

13:02

Add a form so you can collect data from users.

11:09

Here are the settings:

EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'

EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'codingforentrepreneurs@gmail.com'

EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'yourpassword'

EMAIL_PORT = 587

EMAIL_USE_TLS = True

07:12

Django Context in Views

12:13

Infuse your forms with Crispy Tags so Bootstrap 3 works on all forms.

15:13

Using Django AllAuth

11:33

Changing Auth Templates

14:42

Using the login_required decorator

12:41

Using Stripe.com

10:56

Using Stripe.com

16:20

Django Signals make life easier. Check them out!

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/topics/signals/

16:12

Charge Specific customers based on ID created with Django Signals

01:02

This concludes the introduction to the beta version of Django 1.7. Come back for Updates

Section 7: Bootstrap Basics
08:12

Intorducing Bootstrap

14:13

Make changes to button, label, and & alert colors.

19:22

Customize the navbar

22:31

Using "CSS Sprintes" to change your logo to an image

29:04

An introduction to making your site responsive to mobile browsers.

02:56

Easily add Bootstrap to Django's admin pages.

00:40

That's it for now! Message us for more.

Section 8: Introduction to jQuery
17:01

Introduction to jQuery.

General Setup
11:06
03:23

Load a Custom Javascript File.

18:43

Learn about how selectors work in jQuery

10:02

jQuery's prevent default function.

23:27

Learn how to fade objects in jQuery.

Section 9: Django Project
00:56

Basics of Starting a new Django Project.

08:19

We look at why you should use virtual environments and how to do so.

10:04

We discuss the basic Django project structure.

Section 10: Django Views: Function Based Views
09:22

What are function-based views? In this one we discuss the basics.

02:25

Learn about Render and Render to Response.

13:55

Context is an important concept to understand when building your projects.

21:14

Using Web forms is simple. Check out how to do it with a model form.

Section 11: Django Template System: HTML Structure for Data
13:48

Setup your project for Template Storage

07:22

Context, For Loops, and If statements in templates.

07:09

Understanding Template Inheritance.

10:52

Understanding "Block" template tags

05:52

Include can make things easier. Learn more here.

13:09

Learn how the cycle tag works.

13:20

Built in Django Template Filters

08:34

Create a custom template tag for getting a filename from a path.

07:13

Render Raw HTML as Template within a View.

Section 12: Django Models: Storing & Retreiving Data
12:20

Intro Django's Models

05:50

Add any model to Django Admin

07:25

Implement a form using Model form and add to your Model Admin.

16:03

Python Shell introduction for using Models and Querysets. Check out https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/topics/db/queries/ for more queries.

15:32

How do you make changes to Model.objects.all()? In this one we learn how.

09:03

Make your querysets smarter!

06:58

This is for Versions of Django that are less than 1.7

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Instructor Biography

Justin Mitchel, Coding Entrepreneur & Teacher

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.

Remember how I said everything we do has 2 choices. Well I tried the convincing. Now it was time to try the learning. I opted to learn and haven't looked back since. I tried almost every language out there: PHP, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Objective C, C++, Java, Javascript. I was lost.

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.

Here are some bio highlights:

  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
  • Bestselling instructor on Udemy
  • Funded creator on Kickstarter
  • Founder of Coding For Entrepreneurs
  • Cohost of Backer Radio

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