Treehouse NewsNew Course Roundup: Django, Android and PHP


Faye Bridge
writes on September 28, 2015

Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of September 21, 2015.


Customizing Django Templates – Lacey Williams Henschel

In Django Basics, you learned how to set up the skeleton of a video tutorial library. But for a real-world application, you’d probably want more flexibility and functionality in your websites.

Django offers lots of built-in options for using templates to make your site dynamic and flexible, and makes it easy for you to build the extra things you need. In this course, learn about more complex template inheritance, how to make use of the vast array of built-in tags and filters Django has, and how to grow your own tags and filters for the functionality that Django doesn’t provide. By the time you finish this course, you will have a deeper understanding of how you can make Django’s templates work for your project, as well as a fully fleshed out video tutorial site!


Getting Started With The Android Emulator – Ben Deitch (12 minutes)

The Android emulator is an essential tool in any Android developer’s tool belt. In this workshop, we’ll go over how to create and manage virtual devices as well as how to use Android Studio’s tools to thoroughly test an app in the emulator.

Windows: Local PHP Dev Environment and MAC: Local PHP Dev Environment – Alena Holligan (7 minutes)

Most developers prefer to build applications locally, on their own computers, rather than on hosted servers. Working locally allows you to work more quickly because you don’t have to wait for your changes to be saved to a remote server and you don’t have to worry about issues like internet connectivity.

Github and Android Studio Ben Deitch (18 minutes)

Android Studio can make working with Github much simpler. In this workshop, we’ll go over sending our own project to Github, pulling a project from Github, and making contributions to an existing project.

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