Understanding is one of the most important things when learning to code. And it’s not the easiest — sometimes you just want to bang your head against the wall. That’s what happened to me when I started to learn Django.
Here I want to show you what
views.py are for, and how they help a simple URL to become a full web page.
Let’s figure it out:
Say we open https://cats.com/cats/ in our browser.
First thing, Django drops the domain from the URL and we are left with cats/.
Then Django goes through the URL patterns in
urls.py (aka the URL rule list) in an attempt to find a rule that would match.
And it finds one.
It’s a rule with
According to this rule, Django knows which view must be used to handle a request - it’s
Django calls the
show_all_cats function (which comes from
Which in turn renders the
(For more details about the dictionary in the
render function, see What the curly hell do you pass into `render`?)
And finally, we are full of love for the beautiful purr-y creatures.