A Scenic Drive through the Django Request-Response Cycle

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A simple “Hello World!” page, served via Django, passes though a surprising number of layers & components. For a newcomer to the language or the platform, this can be overwhelming at the start. Here I’ll take you on a drive through Django’s request-response cycle, focusing on using its layered model to understand what’s going on and get things done.

Slides can be found at: https://speakerdeck.com/pycon2014 andhttps://github.com/PyCon/2014-slides

Video: Django Request-Response Cycle - PyCon 2014

A simple "Hello World!" page, served via Django, passes though a surprising number of layers components. For a newcomer to the language or the platform, this can be overwhelming at the start. Here I'll take you on a drive through Django's request-response cycle, focusing on using its layered model to understand what's going on and get things done.