New Django Track on JetBrains Academy
We have some great news to share with all Python learners – today we’re releasing our Django track! Django is the most popular full-stack framework for Python. It is free, open source, and highly advantageous for building web applications. Its main goals are simplicity, flexibility, reliability, and scalability.
Django follows the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle, making this framework very time efficient. In other words, you won’t need to rewrite your existing code because Django allows you to create your website like a Lego set — you simply plug in the pieces to build your application. Some of the best Django applications include Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Dropbox, Pinterest, and The Washington Post.
Why not add your application to this list? With our new Django Developer track at JetBrains Academy, you can learn this framework while creating fully functional applications. This track will be relevant to learners who are already familiar with the basics of Python and to established programmers looking to develop new skills to advance their career.
With the Django Developer track, you will be able to add 3 projects to your developer portfolio and learn fundamental programming topics that you’ll need to become a professional developer, such as:
✅ Creating web pages and set up their layout
✅ Allowing users to interact with different objects on the page
✅ Working with HTML and CSS to format the pages
✅ Creating and use databases to store and retrieve data
✅ Organizing communication between the server and the clients
✅ Allowing users to sign up and log in on your site
You can get started with the Django Developer track right away! If you are new to JetBrains Academy, you can start a 7-day free trial and extend it by up to 2 months by working on your first project! To do that, complete the first stage of your project within the first 7 days and have your trial extended by 1 month. If you finish your first project within that first month, you will have one more month added to your trial – no payment information is required.
We hope that you will enjoy learning Django with us! If you have any questions or would like to share feedback, feel free to leave a comment below, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or share your post on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit.
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