What you will learn in this section

This section will help you understand and install Python, git and django on your machine.

Linux: Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any Debian based distro

MacOS: Any version

Windows: Windows 7, 8 or 10

Don't type "$" in terminal

Python Installation

Python 3 is released long back but due to industry adoption and available library in Python 2.7, in this course we will discuss only discuss about Python 2.7.xx. However, We have a defined roadmap for Python 3.x in coming days.

Installation on Linux

Linux comes with Python installed so no need to install python. At Nescode, we use Linux Mint 17.3 LTS Edition. Check the python version by below command:

$ python --version
Python 2.7.6

Installation on OS X

OS X comes with python installed so no need to install python. Check the python version by below command:

$ python --version
Python 2.7.6

Installation on Windows

Visit (https://www.python.org/downloads/) and download python 2.7.xx(At the time of writing this tutorial, it is Python 2.7.12). The installation is just like any other windows installer. It is important to remember the path (the directory) where you installed Python. It will be needed later!

One thing to watch out for: on the second screen of the installation wizard, marked "Customize", make sure you scroll down to the "Add python.exe to the Path" option and select "Will be installed on local hard drive", as shown here:

Python path in windows

To check python installation, open command prompt by pressing Windows+R, type in cmd, and hit enter. Type below command to check version:

C:\>_ python --version
Python 2.7.6

Git installation

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. And git was created by Linus Torvalds - The founder of linux kernel in 2005 for development of the Linux kernel.

Using git, you can do incremental development in team. Git allows and encourages you to have multiple local branches that can be entirely independent of each other like:

  • development
  • master

Get started

Getting started with git is very simple, you can setup git on Linux, MacOX and Windows machine within five minute.

Linux setup

Step 1: Install git

Run below command to install git in terminal, it will install through binary-package management tools which comes by default in linux.

$ sudo apt-get install git

Step 2: Create GitHub account

Create a GitHub account at https://github.com/. GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service which will allow you publish and collaborate on code with other.

Step 3: Generate SSH Key and add it to GitHub account

SSH keys are a way to identify trusted computers without involving passwords. You can generate an SSH key and add the public key to your GitHub account by following the commands in same order:

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com" # Don't add any passphrase.
$ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
$ sudo apt-get install xclip
$ xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

In the top right corner of page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. In sidebar, go to SSH and GPG Keys. Click new SSH Key and add your SSH Key which you have just now copied in clipboard. (Give a title to key and press Ctrl + V)

Step 4: Testing SSH Connection

After you've set up your SSH key and added it to your GitHub account, you can test your connection. Open your terminal and test

$ ssh -T git@github.com

Configure git profile

Once you setup github, it't time to configure email and name profile. You can configure in simple two steps:

$ git config --global user.email "youremail@domain.com"
$ git config --global user.name "Your Name"

MacOS setup

Process of setting up git in Mac is same as Linux.

Windows setup

Step 1: Install git

Just go to http://git-scm.com/download/win and the download will start automatically. Start installation setup by double clicking on .exe file. While installation, choose below options:

  • In the fifth step entitled "Adjusting your PATH environment", choose "Use Git and optional Unix tools from the Windows Command Prompt" (the bottom option)
  • Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings is good. Other than this, the defaults are fine.

Step 2: Create GitHub account

Create a GitHub account at https://github.com/. GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service which will allow you publish and collaborate on code with other.

Step 3: Generate SSH Key and add it to GitHub account

SSH keys are a way to identify trusted computers without involving passwords. You can generate an SSH key and add the public key to your GitHub account by following the commands in same order.

Note: Use Git Bash to perform execute below command, NOT windows command prompt.

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com" # Don't add any passphrase.
$ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
$ clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub OR cat < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

In the top right corner of page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. In sidebar, go to SSH and GPG Keys. Click new SSH Key and add your SSH Key which you have just now copied in clipboard. (Give a title to key and press Ctrl + V)

Step 4: Testing SSH Connection

After you've set up your SSH key and added it to your GitHub account, you can test your connection. Open your terminal and test

$ ssh -T git@github.com

Configure git profile

Once you setup github, it't time to configure email and name profile. You can configure in simple two steps:

$ git config --global user.email "youremail@domain.com"
$ git config --global user.name "Your Name"

Now, you can clone and push repository to GitHub.

SQLite installation

SQLite is most used SQL Database in the world. It works well right for a ten pages of website to data mining projects. Installation process of python and django will also install SQLite. While working with Django, we will use SQLite and a database administration GUI tool called Database Browser for SQLite(DB4S).

SQLite GUI

DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. Installation process is simple:

For Linux

Open your terminal, add PPA and install:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:linuxgndu/sqlitebrowser
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sqlitebrowser

For MacOS

To install SQLite browser on MacOS, browse through official website (http://sqlitebrowser.org/) and download .dmg. Start the standard installation process by double clicking on downloaded file.

For Windows

To install SQLite browser on MacOS, browse through official website (http://sqlitebrowser.org/) and download .exe. Start the standard installation process by double clicking on downloaded file.

results matching ""

    No results matching ""