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Aug 2015
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:03
Hi is anyone on to answer a question?
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:04
fire away
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:06
relatively new to python but very green for spyder and conda, I was wanting to learn Django and was wondering, how does it works with spyder? or does it work with it at all? @blink1073
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:09
@tannerp12, welcome! I do not have any experience trying to run a web application using Spyder. You may want to ask on the Google Groups list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/spyderlib
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:10
Ok, so spyder is just an IDE to test your Python code before putting it into Conda right?
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:12
yes, you can edit and run your code in Spyder, but it will work the same when run outside of Spyder
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:12
@blink1073
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:12
Spyder just makes the process easier and more interactive :smile:
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:12
Yea, I have noticed that Python is pretty unfriendly
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:14
how so?
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:19
Not at all interactive like the IDE's @blink1073
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:21
you mean the standard python >>> prompt?
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:23
yea, Conda isn't much different either. I was hoping to put Django on Spyder so t would be easier to use. I'm not sure how it all works quite yet.
Steven Silvester
@blink1073
Aug 03 2015 22:25
You should be able to follow along with the tutorial on the Django site from within Spyder
Caleb Hattingh
@cjrh
Aug 03 2015 22:29
You definitely can write Django in Spyder. I've got a fair bit of experience with each. However, I would not recommend that combination to a beginner.
@tannerp12 If you're starting from scratch, I would strongly recommend the djangogirls tutorial: http://tutorial.djangogirls.org/
Personally I would not recommend django to a beginner, there are too many bells and whistles that are presented to you right from the start. To get an easy understanding of how web apps work in their most basic form, rather play with bottle a bit:
http://bottlepy.org/docs/dev/index.html
You should be able to easily write bottle code with Spyder, and see what's going on. Once you "get" how a basic web app works, i.e., routes, controllers and templates, then it will be much easier to tackle Django.
tannerp12
@tannerp12
Aug 03 2015 22:34
Thank you all for the help!
Caleb Hattingh
@cjrh
Aug 03 2015 22:35
No worries! Remember: everyone is a beginner at something, even the most experienced Python people are trying to learn something, somewhere, that they don't already know. (Usually it's javascript ;) )