Generating and Returning PDF as response in Django

We might need to generate a receipt or a report in PDF format in Django app. In this article, we will see how to generate a dynamic PDF from html content and return it as a response.

Create a Django project. If you are not using virtual environment, we strongly recommend to do so.

Installing Dependencies:

Once virtual environment is ready and activated, install the below dependencies.

For pdfkit  to work, we need wkhtmltopdf  installed in our Linux system.

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Get latest Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies rates using python Django

Everybody is investing in bitcoins. James Howells is trying to dig a landfill site to get 7500 bitcoins that were dumped there in 2013.

To be a good investor, it is necessary that you keep track of ups and downs in the market. There are multiple platforms where you can track the price of bitcoin. But for a python programmer that is no fun. Being a python programmer we will develop our own project where we can get latest bitcoin and other crypto-currency prices.

Let’s start.

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How to create management commands in Django

 

You must have used createsuperuser command in your django application at one or other time. If not then I am sure you must have used makemigrations or migrate commands in your project. Yes? Yes.

So these commands, also called as management commands are used to execute some piece of code from command line. In this article I will tell you how to create your own command.

Why do you need management command:

First thing that comes to your mind after reading above paragraph is that why do even I need management command in my project.

Lets say you have a project where you need to perform some task periodically. For example : updating database column after fetching data from some other server, sending lots of mails, taking backup of your database etc etc.

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How to start logging errors in Django app

In development or testing environment, you may set DEBUG=True  in your settings.py  file and whenever any error is thrown, you see it in the browser.

Setting DEBUG=True  in production environment is not recommended. Debug should be set to False on live servers so that stack trace is not visible in case of any error. Hackers or malicious users may exploit this and may attack you web application.

So how do you debug you application on live servers? Answer is Logging the errors in log files.

Lets  see how to start logging errors in django?

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Hello Word in Django : How to start with Django

In this article I will teach you how to make and run a python-django app in less than 5 minutes.

Prerequisite: Python (preferably python 3) is already installed.

Step to create and run the django app:
  • Install virtual environment. You may proceed without virtual environment too, but in long run it is going to be very helpful.
    $ pip install virtualenv

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How to host django app on pythonanywhere for free

So you developed a course project which you need to host somewhere so that everyone can access it.
Or you are working on some personal project and want to host it so that test users can test it.

What do you do in such scenario? You look for best hosting service provider. Right?
So what is best option to host your django app?

We tried multiple hosting providers and found out that best choice for a django app is pythonanywhere.com. why? Find out below.

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