Getting Started with Django on IBM Cloud

By: Audrey Lemberger

Getting Started with Django on IBM Cloud

We just released a new starter kit on IBM Cloud App Service that makes it easy to get started on a production-ready Django app. IBM Cloud App Service helps developers build cloud native applications by generating pre-configured, production-ready starters. This post will teach you how to create the new Django starter. Django is a python web framework that follows the Model View Controller architectural pattern that emphasizes reusability and rapid development for complex, data driven websites. In this tutorial, we will go over how to create, build, run, and deploy a Django Web Basic starter.

 Prerequisites

I will also assume that you are logged into the Bluemix CLI and the Bluemix Container Registry CLI.  You should also have a Kubernetes cluster created in Bluemix, and configured with the Kubernetes CLI.

 Creating the Application

  1. Navigate to the AppService Console and click to create your Project from pre-defined Starter Kits.

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  2. Click on Starter Kits and scroll down to select the Python Django Basic starter

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  3. Enter a project name which will also be the Django project and app name.

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  4. Click on Create Project to scaffold a Django application.

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  5. [Optional] To add cognitive and data services, click on Add service.

  6. Click on Download Code

 Deploy to IBM Cloud

After your project code is downloaded, navigate to the project’s directory folder:

  1. To build your project, run bx dev build

  2. To run your project locally, run bx dev run

  3. To deploy your project to Cloud Foundry, run bx dev deploy

  4. To deploy your project to Kubernetes, run bx dev deploy –target container and follow the command prompts

You should see a splash page like this one if successful:

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