1 How to Build a To Do List
This is a brand new series on how to build a JSON API using Angular 1 and the Django Rest Framework. I will be using Python 3 for this project.
To get set up, make sure you have a virtual environment and install Django by doing
pip install django==1.11.2 with the virtual environment activated.
Now we can create the beginnings of our Django project by doing
django-admin startproject todo.
Let’s go inside that folder and save the requirements to a file called
cd todo mkdir requirements pip freeze > requirements/base.txt
Now we need to make sure our
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable is set correctly as below. I like to stick this in the virtual environment’s
postactivate script so that it will always be set correctly assuming the virtual environment is activated.
Your project should now run successfully with
django-admin runserver. In the next one, we’ll look at organising a template or two.