Is Django the way to go for a newbie?

Dwight GoldWinde Dwight at
Tue Aug 11 03:31:19 CEST 2015

With much appreciation, Michael…

When I get to that point, I will look into learning what I need to know
about html, css, javascript, and SQL.

I have been a life coaching now for 28 years (and super happy with it),
although I was a computer software consultant before that. I’m not really
thinking of getting back into web development for pay, just for fun for a
project that I am designing for creating an “automated life coach”.

Again, thank you!


Always, Dwight (video playlist on YouTube) (all my books on Amazon)

On 8/10/15, 1:41 AM, "Michael Torrie" <torriem at> wrote:

>On 08/08/2015 10:08 PM, Dwight GoldWinde wrote:
>> I am both new to Python and I haven¹t even touched Django yet.
>> I understand I that I need Django or something like it to develop my
>> website.
>> From what I have read, Python and Django somewhat go together.
>> Is that true?
>> Or is there another development platform better for someone like me than
>> Django?
>> Any and all feedback or questions are much appreciated.
>Web development is very a very hard problem, largely because it involves
>quite a few different domain-specific languages that you have to be
>proficient in.  It's not just a matter of Python and Django. You must
>also have a good working knowledge of html, css, javascript, SQL (or
>some other database engine, and even though Django abstracts the
>database somewhat), and how they all interconnect and interact with each
>other.  So at this stage of the game, get some Python experience.  Then
>mess with html, css, javascript on their own (static pages).  After than
>then you'll be ready to add Django to the mix and also get some basic
>database experience.
>And judging by how much custom web applications cost these days, once
>you've mastered all this, you'll be in a position to make a lot of
>money.  Not joking either! Web developers are some of the smartest
>people I know, and in the highest demand, because they work so well with
>such complex systems.
>In this area, node.js is getting very popular. I don't care much for
>javascript but using it on the server as well as the web browser itself
>reduced the number of languages you have to know by one.
>"Just relax and let the hooks do their work."

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