This posts documents the steps I took to set up Django on my Windows 8 box.
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 2.7
Though the latest Python version is version 3.3, Django’s support for python 3.2 and 3.3 are only experimental
Download python 2.7: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/
Install with all default settings (just click next all the way)
When done, the Python 2.7 is installed in C:\Python27
2) Install official release of Django
– use the standalone pip installer
2.1) download ez_setup.py and get-pip.py and save them to a directory say c:\dev\python
2.2) Install pip
cd c:\dev\python python ez_setup.py
cd c:\dev\python python get-pip.py
2.3) Install Django source using pip
Open a Windows commandline prompt: Ctrl+r and type “cmd”
Test by typing “pip” at the command-line prompt
If pip is not found, then the $PATH may not be set correctly.
- You could either add c:\Python27\Scripts (if your python2.7 is installed under C:\Python27) to the PATH. If you don’t know how to do this, see here
- Or you can run C:\Python27\Scripts\pip
pip install Django
c:\Python27\Scripts\pip install Django
3) Verify Django install
$py >>>import django >>>print (django.get_version()) 1.5.5