This posts documents the steps I took to set up Django on my Windows 8 box using Python 3.4.1. It’s even easier with Pythan 3.4.1 than with Python 2.7 (see previous post), since pip comes with v3.4.1.
What is Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Who Uses Django
Disqus, Instagram, Mozilla, Pinterest, and many more
Tested Steps to Install Django on Windows 8
The installation instruction on django site is extremely helpful.
Below are the steps I took to install Django on my Windows 8 box
1) Install Python 3.4.1
Download python 3.4.1: http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.4.1/
Install with all default settings (just click next all the way)
When done, the Python 3.4.1 is installed in C:\Python34
2) Install official release of Django
Since Python 3.4.1, pip is included and no additional pip installation steps are required if using v3.4.1.
Open a Windows commandline prompt: Ctrl+r and type “cmd”
python -m pip install Django
3) Verify Django install
$py >>>import django >>>print (django.get_version()) 1.5.5