The questions I've had during my learning process.

Id Question Solved at
1 How do you install? Solved
2 How do you start developing? Solved
3 How do you make graphics with Django? Solved
4 Django uses some kind of structure to tell the application where to look for links. How does this hierarchy work? What is actually put into the different files? Solved
5 What is the most basic way to add the url:s to Solved
6 What is the " '^ " thing that can be seen in the URLpatterns? Solved
7 What is the $ sign in the URLpatterns? Solved
8 If I want to embed an iframe to the app can I do it straight into the HTML? Pending
9 Are all of the URLpatterns always put into the file? Pending
10 Is it difficult to change to the production server? Pending
11 How do I really get an external CSS sheet working? Pending
12 How do I connect a new app that I've created under the project folder to the project? Pending
13 What's the development process if I want to create a new website with apps? Something discovered
14 How do you cross query models? For example, If I have a blog app and a books app, how can I show related blog posts in my books app? Pending
15 How do I take the admin interface into use? Solved
16 How do I alter the models I already have? Pending
17 How do I customize what is shown and can be edited in the admin interface? Solved
18 When I want to start developing after some time, how do I start the server and check the page etc? Pending

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The learning process

So this is the first installment of my project to capture my learning process of web development on Django.

First it's important to understand my starting point: I've developed a bit in some different languages (Java, PL/SQL, VB), but never really made a good functioning app. I used to know HTML/CSS pretty well but I've forgotten some stuff about that. Otherwise of course my minor study subject is corporate information systems, so I'm quite familiar with how everything should work. I also like to read alot about web development. I've also been the project manager of a web development project that was done in PHP. We created Facebook, iGoogle etc apps. That's about the most important stuff.

I think for someone who doesn't know anything about coding my learning process might be a bit difficult to grasp. For a coder, who's done that for more than 50 hours in his life, it might be a bit boring, but it'll give you the chance to understand how people who don't know code view it.

I'll be writing about the questions I have, the answers to those questions when I find them and learnings, observations etc. I will not write about everything, because the key to capturing a learning process is not to capture all the small stuff. I'm just going to write down some stuff before and after each learning session.

Shit, this was too long, I'll have to post my first learning capturation (that's a good name!) in another post. doitnow. ok.

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