Name: [8362] ericflo
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Setting Up a Django Development Environment [ID:790] (1/3)

in series: Setting Up a Django Development Environment

video tutorial by ericflo, added 07/08

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In this episode I show a simple way of setting up a Django development environment. It covers installing Django, installing a reusable application, and setting up a personal toolbox of utilities.

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55. QdldrGkfku Mon, 11 Oct 2010 04:53

Just discovered the site and it is great.


54. iqozutiw Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:44

thanks much eric!

great tute!!!

52. MarissaLilk Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:56

Please make more similar to this. A complete real example. I find the usual hello world type examples useless and usually leaves people having no clue how to do anything but write hello world programs!

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Thank you for these videos!!! I love them!!! They have been most helpful with getting Django under my belt. I love the way you explain these things in your videos. Please keep them up.

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48. marinir seo jasa seo Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:50

This video is cut off before the end...

47. marinir seo jasa seo Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:56

like the little script for adding a directory to the Python path, but it would be good to explain whether or not this is appended to your .bash_profile (or equivalent) file.

Nice videos. There are a good help for a starter like me :)

45. north face jackets cyber monday Tue, 09 Feb 2010 23:14

looks good so far. thanks much for putting this out. the presentation is very valuable to my team.

44. marinir seo Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:02

Great stuff! This is the type of admin/housekeeping stuff I've been struggling with for a long time. This is __really__ useful. Thank you!

43. anonymous Sat, 26 Dec 2009 17:46

Very helpful

42. anonymous Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:39

good stuff - ty

41. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:35

so far good

40. anonymous Thu, 03 Dec 2009 07:17

Very good flow of information and easy to follow. Thanks.

39. anonymous Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:55

Thanks for your time in putting together these videos and code. It's really helpful and greately appreciated! :)

38. anonymous Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:44


Good until it stopped dead before the end! 4mins 41 apparently?


37. anonymous Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:12

Thank you!

36. anonymous Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:59

Senk's, you

Thanks for the video. My only comment so far is that I wonder how timely this is. Have things changed much with django 1.1, and how is this different while setting up pinax?

34. anonymous Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:00

Still brilliant!

33. anonymous Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:36

Hi Eric

Thank you so much for these videos.

They help alot :o)

Django-Pagination is really cool :o)

32. anonymous Sun, 19 Jul 2009 06:55

great work!

31. anonymous Tue, 14 Jul 2009 03:45

Briliant. I wish school had been like this!

30. anonymous Sun, 12 Jul 2009 11:41

Excellent screencast except for the sudden death at the end.

29. anonymous Sat, 04 Jul 2009 06:55

great serie, is very helpfull

28. anonymous Sat, 04 Jul 2009 03:30

this popup is so annoying! another one.....


27. anonymous Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:33

good stuff, keep the django coming....

26. anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:19

This tutorial is very good! Easy to follow, and very well narrated. Thanks so much!

25. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:19

wow, awesome.

i learn new thing about pylink and basic django setup.

24. anonymous Wed, 27 May 2009 17:07

Useful to know how a good development environment setup looks like

23. anonymous Fri, 01 May 2009 11:00

awesome tutorial, thanks.

Great video ... For everyone else, I watched the rest of it here:

It was great until it abruptly terminated at 4mins 41 secs.


18. anonymous Wed, 15 Apr 2009 04:19

A nice easy start for a beginner, thankyou.

17. anonymous Tue, 07 Apr 2009 07:31

I'm just getting started so I was looking for some good django primers. Thanks.

Nice vid , but still broken at the end

I'm novice and this is my first video about Django. Simple and useful. Thanks!

really nice, but the first video is broken

please make more on this topic

It is very good and would appreciate more of this.

Video 1 ends, abruptly and would request that to be fixed.

Really useful script. Thanks very much :)

8. anonymous Sun, 09 Nov 2008 21:59

tutorial seems to end very abruptly right in the middle of things after retrieving the pagination library.

hey what about that script referenced in this screencast. i can't find any link here? or maybe i'll just pause the vid and type it out :-) Thanks anyway.

It's still broken. It ends really early. I tried viewing it both in a browser, and downloading the flv. Both end just after downloading django-pagination. Please fix!

Hi Ericflo, I've just blogged about your series:

to get you some more publicity. This post will go out to the two Planet Pythons and will expose your videos to a whole heap o'people.



Nice video, but as the anonymous user above pointed out it appears to finish a little early - right after checking out django-pagination, but before sym-linking it...

3. anonymous Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:13

hmm interesting but what happens with the end?

it looks broken.

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