Try Django 1.10 | Create a URL Shortening Service

Try Django 1.10 | Create a URL Shortening Service

Django is a powerful web framework that makes it easy to build web applications it’s why it’s the #1 Python library


  • Grit & Perseverance

  • Python/Django installed (we show you how; see setup video which is free)

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus

  • Basic knowledge of Python (like our 30 Days of Python) a plus


Try Django 1.10 is an introduction to Django version 1.10 by creating a simple, yet robust, URL Shortening Service. This series covers a variety of Django basics as well as Django 1.10 specific material.

Generally the topics will include:

  • How we made the Kirr url shortening service
  • Django Project Setup
  • Class Based Views (& some Function Based Views)
  • Models, Model Forms, Forms, Form Validation
  • Overriding Model Save Method
  • Launching on a Live Server (via Heroku)
  • Custom Validation directly on Django Fields
  • And More

What Technology you’ll learn in the Build a Try Django 1.10 URL Shortening series:
– Django Framework (version 1.10): a powerful backend framework used by top sites like Instagram and Pinterest. Django makes it easier to have a powerful web application to use for all types of projects. Django is written in Python (and is one of the most popular Python libraries in the world).
– Bootstrap (version 3.3): a powerful front-end framework used by thousands of sites around the world. Bootstrap makes it easier to have a responsive web application so it looks awesome on any mobile device and any desktop computer.
– Python 3: One of the top programming languages in the world. Powerful enough for the experts, easy enough for beginners. Why? It uses spaces and line breaks with minimal special characters (like [email protected]#$;*) which means it’s closer to English than most programming languages.

All of our tutorials have a simple goal in mind: get you building something real and quickly through step-by-step training.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone Interested in learn to code
  • Python-ers and people looking to learn Django
  • Anyone who wants to build web applications since we go step-by-step
  • Do you want to be a part of the future? Learn to code and this course will get you on that path